Chavismo asks Colombia to extradite opposition leader for assassination attempt

Chavismo asks Colombia to extradite opposition leader for assassination attempt

The leader of the National Assembly (AN/Parliament), with a Chavista majority, Jorge Rodriguezdemanded this Thursday to the Government of Colombia to “deliver” to the Venezuelan Justice to the opponent Julio Borgeswhom they accuse of being the “intellectual author of the frustrated assassination” that occurred four years ago against President Nicolás Maduro.

“We have to demand international law is respected and that the Republic of Colombia deliver to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the intellectual author of the assassination in a degree of frustration, Julio Borges,” Rodríguez said during a session of the AN.

The parliamentarian insisted on this request and also assured that the alleged logistical chief of the assassination attempt, Rayder Russoalias “Pico”, is detained in Colombia and that the Venezuelan authorities await his extradition.

Parliament’s demand comes after, earlier, a court sentenced a dozen peopleincluding three soldiers and two women, to 30 years in prison, the maximum sentence in force in the country, for their participation in the assassination attempt.

“Justice takes time, but it comes,” Rodríguez said. regarding the sentence handed down and assured that it is a precedent in the administration of justice.

“In this case, not only is justice being done, but the precedent is being set that whoever commits or attempts to commit horrendous crimes we can’t rest until he pays in court“, he asserted.

In this sense, he urged the deputies to “defend” the judicial decision that he called “brave” and for which he congratulated the Prosecutor’s Office, the judge in charge of the case and to all the organs in charge of the administration of justice.

Both the Prosecutor’s Office and the Supreme Court of Justice reported that the other people were sentenced to 24, 20, 16 and 5 years in prison for his connection with these events that occurred on August 4, 2018.

In addition, the former opposition deputy Juan Requesens received an eight-year sentence for the crime of conspiracy.

Though relations between Venezuela and Colombia have been broken since 2019a vigorous resumption of diplomatic ties and cooperation between these neighboring countries is expected from August 7, when Gustavo Petro assumes power in the Andean nation.

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