Luis Almagro, secretary general of the Organization of American States, showed in Washington the document proving that the Venezuelan special services are torturing political prisoners and those arrested for military disobedience. The video records shows tortured soldiers and oppositionists.
The video was recorded in December in the casemates of the military counterintelligence DGCIM in Caracas. Deserter, captain Ronald Dugarte, was the person who stole it and showed it to the world. The film was shot with a mobile phone. On the next shots you can see Captain Caguaripano, who is being held in a security prison. The man complains that he is urinating with blood. On other shots is Colonel Mejias Laya, who has been in a single cell for 30 days with his hands tied behind his back and sealed eyes.
During the conference, Capt. Dugarte said that there are 70 political prisoners, civilians and military prisoners in this prison, treated in this way. The guards and the secret police are shocking prisoners, they are strangling with plastic bags, they are beating. For some of them, the perpetrators also inject drugs. Capt. Dugarte was first trained by Cuban counterintelligence specialists and then employed by the Venezuelan secret police. When he saw what the regime Maduro did, he got scared and decided to desert and then escape from Venezuela.
For 60 years, the Cuban regime has maintained a system that deprives the nation of political, civic, economic and social rights Now it helps to introduce this regime in Venezuela in exchange for oil. – said Luis Almagro, the Secretary General of the OAS.
Another arrest of the oppositionist
On Thursday, there was another controversial arrest. Just before dawn, police armed with rifles entered the apartment of Robert Marrero and Sergio Vergara. The rooms were searched, and then Marrero – the closest collaborator of Juan Guaeda – was taken. The police have not informed where they are taking him.
#Venezuela: We are concerned about the detention of #RobertoMarrero, chief of staff of the President of the National Assembly, by members of the Bolivarian Intelligence Services. We urge the Government to strictly respect due process & immediately reveal his whereabouts.
— UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) March 21, 2019