The Venezuelan deputy, Juan Requesens, was sentenced to eight years in prison for the crime of conspiracyaccording to his defense attorney, Joel García, this Thursday morning in Caracas.
García denounced that the Chavista justice violated, once again, the principle of publicity and citizen participation by preventing the entry of the public and relatives of the accused. He described the process as an “arbitrariness”.
For its part, The lawyer and former ambassador of Venezuela, Emilio Figueredo, referred to the sentence against Requesens and stated: “The right to defense is diminished and there is no intention of the regime to modify its repressive behavior let alone restore the rule of law.”
Requesens, who was arrested in August 2018 for his alleged link to the alleged attack against Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro in a public act, has been detained at his home for several months, where it is now presumed that he will pay his sentence.
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