Venezuelan President Juan Guaidó called the dictatorship’s persecution of the political scientist and director of the Punto de Corte media, Nicmer Evans, and his family an act of cowardice.
The Head of State rejected the kidnapping of Nicmer Evans as part of the escalation of the repression of the drug state and expressed his solidarity with his family, who also suffered from the repressive force of the regime.
The national leader sent a message to Venezuelans to rebel against Maduro’s tyranny, reiterating that it is time to unite as a country to put an end to the regime.
“Rebelling against the tyranny is a duty so that the sacrifice of those who have suffered persecution is not in vain. It is time for everyone to unite,” he said.
Officials from Maduro’s dictatorship raided Nicmer Evans’ property in Caracas at around noon, carrying an alleged warrant for his arrest on charges of inciting hatred.
The raid took place after the director of Punto de Corte broadcast his opinion on social networks, on announcements of contagion of representatives of the dictatorship.
Officials from the regime’s DGCIM took his lawyer Álvaro Herrera prisoner, along with equipment, his wife’s cell phone and his lawyer’s van. Evans held the dictatorship responsible for his physical integrity.
Guaidó has repeatedly pledged to continue fighting for freedom of expression in the country.
El régimen luego de secuestrar a su familia se lleva a @NicmerEvans como parte de la escalada represiva de un narcoestado.
Rebelarnos ante la tiranía es un deber para que el sacrificio de quienes han sufrido la persecución no sea en vano.
Es momento de la unión de todos. https://t.co/iCwJk7Z0hb
— Juan Guaidó (@jguaido) July 14, 2020