This Friday the first vice president of the National Assembly, Deputy Edgar Zambrano, turns 100 days of being kidnapped by Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship.
On May 8, the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin) arbitrarily captured Zambrano and his assistants in front of the headquarters of Democratic Action in La Florida, Caracas.
During the detention, officials used a tow truck to take away the van where they were traveling, as the leader refused to surrender.
Edgar Zambrano, a 64-year-old social-democratic politician, is also the vice president of the historic Democratic Action, the oldest political party in Venezuelan democracy.
Zambrano was among the seven deputies whom the Cuban constituent assembly stripped of parliamentary immunity after the TSJ accused them, among other “crimes”, of treason and “remaining silent” about the events of April 30, 2019, when a group of soldiers revolted against Nicolás Maduro.
To date, Edgar Zambrano, first vice president of the National Assembly, is held in absolute isolation in a maximum security cell in Fuerte Tiuna, the main military operation center in Venezuela and where Maduro’s regime opened a prison to house political prisoners both civil and military.