The United States demanded that the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro release the opposition, Freddy Guevara.

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The United States demanded that the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro release the opposition, Freddy Guevara.

"The act of defending democracy must be applauded and protected. But unfortunately, in Venezuela, they arrest you for it, "said Julie Chung, US Undersecretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs.

The United States demanded that the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro release the detained opposition leader, Freddy Guevara, who was arrested earlier this week.

In her Twitter account, Julie Chung, US Acting Undersecretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, assured that "the act of defending democracy should be applauded and protected. But unfortunately, in Venezuela, you have been arrested for it. To the Maduro regime: release Freddy Guevara now and cease your attacks against the political opposition".

Yesterday, John Gonzalez, a Venezuelan lawyer representing former Deputy Foreign Minister Freddy Guevara, called the arrest of the former parliamentarian "politically motivated" and "absolutely ridiculous."

It is, obviously, a detention for political purposes, completely absurd," González assured journalists about the Guevara case after a judge issued a preventive detention measure.

In this regard, he explained that the case is "under preparation", so it is safe but the allegation is considered "baseless."

The Prosecutor's Office, which confirmed on Monday that the former parliamentarian was detained by officials of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin), pointed out to Guevara that he was related to "extremist and paramilitary groups associated with the Colombian Government."

In a brief message, Attorney General Tarek Saab said the Ministry of Public Works had requested an arrest warrant for Freddy Guevara, who had been detained by Sabine for his links to extremists and paramilitary forces affiliated with the Colombian government. ۔

Guevara, who has a public record of involvement in past acts of violence, was charged with terrorism, assault on a constitutional order, conspiracy to commit a crime and treason against his homeland. Will be charged. .

González explained that they are going to "file an appeal" against the measure adopted by the judge since he considered that "it is unfounded." However, he stressed that, in his opinion, the case is not before "autonomous courts. "

He confirmed that he had been charged with three counts of "terrorist financing, criminal association, and treason." He also remarked that Guevara was able to testify before a judge, explaining that "punishment is baseless, it is grounded and in good faith."

The defender of the former parliamentarian added that he saw him "very serene" and "centered" and "made reference to the fact that he has not been the victim of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" by Sebin officials. "

He has also received "food", although he has been described as "completely and utterly unskilled" by his relatives and lawyers.

He reiterated that it is "a total and arbitrary detention, "so they will report it to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Regarding a possible pardon, such as one granted by President Nicolas Maduro on August 31 last year, which Guevara benefited from, Gonzalez insisted that his client was in prison for "political decisions and political decisions." Enters, usually these sets are released.