The U.S. Embassy in Venezuela denounced the kidnapping and arbitrary detention of Congressman Ismael Leon, by orders of Nicolas Maduro’s dictatorship.
The embassy said that despite the attempts of Maduro’s regime to destroy the only legal and democratic body left in Venezuela, the National Assembly, democracy cannot be intimidated.
“Today, Ismael Leon was kidnapped and arbitrarily detained by the FAES. Even if Maduro’s regime wants to overthrow the legitimate National Assembly, democracy cannot be intimidated, this must stop,” it said through its social networks.
Ismael León was on his way to the ordinary session of Parliament when he was allegedly intercepted by the FAES. His whereabouts are unknown.