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"A full and exhaustive investigation is required from the Prosecutor's Office"



The Acosta Arévalo Captain's Cabinet: "The Prosecution is looking for a full and exhaustive investigation"

I. Rubio / Agencies

Communications and Information Minister Jorge Rodríguez confirmed on Saturday 29 June the death of Navy Corps Captain Rafael Acosta Arévalo, who was detained by the Military Counter-Intelligence Service (Dgcim) for alleged involvement. in a coup against President Nicolas Madura and who allegedly died after the torture of this security organization.

Rodríguez explained that Maduro had ordered the State Attorney's Office to investigate Acoste's death "for the sake of preserving peace and fairness of justice" but did not specify the details of how death occurred. He added that the cop was "charged with heavy terrorist acts, rebellion and murder".

In a statement, the Communications and Information Minister, Jorge Rodríguez, said Maduro ordered the State Attorney's Office to investigate Acoste's death but did not specify details of how death occurred. He added that the cop was "charged with heavy terrorist acts, rebellion and murder".

Through Twitter, State Attorney Tarek William Saab confirmed that a soldier "is present before competent courts for alleged involvement in the assassination attempt and the national coup this year." He announced the appointment of a prosecutor to investigate the death of civil servants.

Saab noted that "for the foregoing reasons, the Public Prosecutor's Office appointed 86 AMC prosecutors responsible for human rights to conduct all appropriate procedures to determine the causes of death, as well as to determine the responsibilities that may arise."

The prosecutor added that "a public prosecutor as head of a criminal offense says that we have steadfastly upgraded the first expert in this case and guaranteed an objective, independent and impartial investigation with full respect for the rule of law in force in Venezuela."

He stressed that he would "fulfill the duty of informing the national community about the development and progress of this professional investigation into strict adherence to the protection of human rights".

The lawsuit was filed on Saturday, the Venezuelan lawyer and human rights defender Tamar Suy, who on his Twitter account indicated that Acosta Arévalo, when he arrived at court, showed signs of torture.

"He did not talk, he just asked for help from his attorney." I did not understand or listen well, "she said to Suju on Twitter. The activist added that the captain was caught by Dgci officials on June 21st.

Suju added that Acosta Arevalo would be confirmed in court on Friday, "helping with the question of whether he was tortured by Daca, but could not almost gesture the words" and said he would hand it over to the International Criminal Court.

Likewise, Captain's wife, Wales Perez, said her husband was taken to the court, and was later seen by a judge who ordered his transfer to the social welfare center at Fort Tiuna, Caracas.

"Yesterday (Friday) presented him, he was severely beaten, in the wheelchairs, he could not speak, did not use him and tortured him so much that he was tortured and killed," Pérez said in an interview for EVtvmiami. on Instagram.

Also, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, in this case expressed justice for the case of Acosta. "Today the captain's killing has been confirmed after the torture (…) I spoke to a widow (…) There is no message for comfort. There will be justice," he said in a social network report.


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