Edgar Zambrano, first vice president of the National Assembly, was released on Tuesday after spending more than four months locked in the dungeons of Fuerte Tiuna in Caracas.
After being released, he offered statements to the press and assured that he will meet on Wednesday with the President (E) of the Republic, Juan Guaido.
“This situation has to force us to review ourselves and have a policy where the majority cannot be kidnapped by a minority, where the golden rule of democracy must be respected”, said Zambrano during statements to the press after his release. He also said that the majority cannot be extorted by collaborators, by blackmail.
“I shouldn’t not have been imprisoned at any time. It was a very complicated situation, where the Constitution was absent for 135 days that I was behind bars (…) I was in captivity, practically like animals”, said Zambrano.
He also announced that he will return next Tuesday, September 24, to the National Assembly “This Saturday I will begin a march for peace and the release of political prisoners.”
The national president, Juan Guaido, claimed the release of Zambrano was the result of citizen pressure.
“Liberation of Zambrano and political prisoners is a victory of the citizens and international pressure, and the Bachelet report, not a” courtesy “of the dictatorship”, he said through his personal Twitter account.
“We said it today: they should never have been behind bars. It is an achievement of those who do not give up. Freedom for Venezuela!” He concluded.