Jeanine Áñez, interim president of Bolivia, sent a message to the family of Juan Requesens, deputy of the National Assembly and kidnapped by Nicolás Maduro’s regime, on the start of his trial scheduled for Monday.
“I want to send all my solidarity to Congressman Juan Requesens,” said Áñez in a message broadcast on Twitter.
The president assured that the parliamentarian is in her prayers and also asked for the cessation of usurpation and torture in Venezuela, of which citizens are victims in the country.
“I ask God to enlighten and above all to give much strength to all Venezuelans. Because they deserve better lives, to live in freedom and democracy. It is worth fighting for,” she said.
Monday afternoon the parliamentarian was transferred to the Palace of Justice where his public trial will take place.
“3:15 pm. Approximately 10 minutes ago, lawyers and relatives of my brother were given a entrance,” Rafaela Requesens, the congressman’s sister, wrote on Twitter.