The Acting Undersecretary of the Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States Department of State, Julie Chung, demanded on behalf of the Government of President Joe Biden to release the deputy of the legitimate National Assembly, Freddy Guevara.
Chung reaffirmed that the defense of democracy must be protected, however, she assured that in Venezuela Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship arrests you for doing it.
“The act of defending democracy should be applauded and protected, but unfortunately in Venezuela you are arrested for it,” she assured through her Twitter account.
The US official condemned Guevara’s kidnapping and urged Nicolás Maduro’s regime to cease attacks against the Venezuelan opposition.
Last Monday, July 12th, Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship ordered armed and unidentified officials to arrest the parliamentarian Freddy Guevara in the middle of a public thoroughfare in the city of Caracas and was later illegally charged with treason, after being disappeared for more than 40 hours.
El acto de defender la democracia debe ser aplaudido y protegido. Pero lamentablemente, en Venezuela te detienen por ello.
Al régimen de Maduro: suelte a @FreddyGuevaraC ahora y cese sus ataques contra la oposición política.
— Julie Chung (@WHAAsstSecty) July 16, 2021