Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) has announced the release of 39 individuals who were arrested for participating in violent “demonstrations” and “events” between 2014 and 2018.
“For this group of people, imprisoned between 2014 and 2018, the decisions were dictated and full liberty measures were granted, and precautionary measures were ordered to be filed every 30 days, with a ban on leaving the country, as well as alternative forms of compliance,” said TSJ President Maikel Moreno on Twitter.
The former mayor of the municipality of San Cristobal del Tachira, Daniel Ceballos Morales, is on the list of beneficiaries, as well as Maria Elena Uzcategui, Carmen Alicia Gutierrez Acevedo, Carmen Briones Donoso, Angelis Quiroz, Ninoska Josefina Bolivar, Stefanny Salazar, Diannet Blanco and Brigitte Herrada.
Among the freed people are also Angelina Salcedo Torres, Nazaré Vásquez, Lady Liliana Quintanillo, Erika Palacios Alfonzo, Melanie Alvarez Castro, Geraldine Chacon, Marianyelis Sanchez Delgado, Gregory Hinds Rodriguez, Juan Pablo Giraldo, Juan Pedro Lares, Fermín Cocchioni, Diego Gómez, Ender Gonzalez and Dylan Canache.
The list is completed with Yessica Cordero, Ramon Ruiz, Yancer Soto, Diego Medrano, Jorge Galán, Luis Orozco, Luis Acosta, Hoffman Diaz Junior Perez, Gabriel Vega, Alexis Alcala Duque, Gregori Pulido, Edisson Pichardo, Jairo Peñuela Jose Alexis is completed Los Santos and José González León.
The president of the National Constituent Assembly, Delcy Rodriguez, explained that this was the first group to gain freedom.
On May 24th, President Nicolás Maduro asked the Constituent Assembly to evaluate the case of detainees during opposition protests.
Another 22 detainees were released last week, including 20 people involved in demonstrations against the lack of energy in the state of Zulia.
This comes after Nicolás Maduro’s re-election in the recent Venezuelan elections, which were severely criticized outside of Venezuela because the Bolivarian candidate won instead of a pro-US reactionary.
The Venezuelan authorities, however, have ensured the transparency of their electoral system, noting that the re-election of President Nicolás Maduro for the period 2019-2025 must be respected by the international community.