The hearing of Carreño, who is being held at the Sebin headquarters in El Helicoide, should have started in September 2021
The National Association of Journalists (CNP) reported in the morning hours of this Monday, May 2, that, after 16 months of arbitrary detention, the first public hearing of journalist Roland Carreño will be held; who was arrested days after the national coordinator of Voluntad Popular, Leopoldo López, left the Spanish embassy in Venezuela.
Through the social media, the CNP indicated that Carreño’s hearing will take place in the Third Court of First Instance based on a trial with national jurisdiction in matters of Terrorism; scheduled appointment to be held at 11:00 am.
Today is the first public hearing for Roland Carreño after 16 months of arbitrary detention. From the CNP we demand his immediate and full release. #LiberenARolandCarreño #CNP pic.twitter.com/8LAVgctmEF
— cnpven (@cnpven) May 2, 2022
This Monday #2May A public hearing will be held for Roland Carreño, after 16 months of his detention. 3rd Court of First Instance based on Judgment with jurisdiction at the national level in crimes associated with Terrorism.
11:00 am#LiberenARolandCarreno pic.twitter.com/1Q9vSPCwCV
– CNP Caracas (@CNPCaracas) May 1, 2022
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 marked the one year anniversary of the arrest of the journalist and Voluntad Popular activist Roland Carreño, who is in the custody of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin) after being accused by the administration of Nicolás Maduro of being involved in a conspiracy to overthrow him.
Ana Leonor Acosta, the journalist’s lawyer, then pointed out that from the moment of his arrest, his case has been manipulated to accuse him of crimes in which there is no evidence that he was involved. Carreño was charged with the alleged crimes of conspiracy, illicit trafficking in weapons of war and ammunition, and financing of terrorism.
In the middle of January of the year 2022 joel garcia, also a defense attorney for Carreño, reported that his client’s state of mind “has improved” and assured that the social communicator “knows that he has to get out of there because he is innocent.” However, he then warned that they still do not have a date for when he will formally start the trial against him.
In an interview granted to the Éxitos Circuit, García explained that since August 2021 an “intermediate phase” has been carried out in the case of Carreño, which was the holding of the preliminary hearing where it was determined that he should go to trial and that he himself had to start in September.
Roland Carreño’s hearing will take place after the International Criminal Court (CPI) insisted on advancing with the investigations for alleged crimes against humanity in Venezuela, after the request for postponement introduced by the administration of Nicolás Maduro.
Political prisoners such as former Ferrominera worker Rodney Álvarez and trade unionist Eudis Girot were recently released.