“Freddy Guevara is kidnapped right now. There is a forced disappearance of a Deputy of the National Assembly,” in this way the President in Charge of Venezuela and the legitimate National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, denounced the kidnapping of the young legislator 24 hours after a group of hooded men carrying Long weapons, presumed to be officials of the regime, intercepted him on a Caracas highway and took him away to an unknown destination.
In the “Debate on the illegal detention and forced disappearance of Deputy Freddy Guevara” held during the Ordinary Session of the Delegate Commission of the legitimate National Assembly this Tuesday, July 13th, the interim president made the complaint and indicated that he (Dep. Guevara)was taken away with the same “Modus operandi” with which they tried to kidnap him in the basement of his residence, that is, surrounding him, hitting the vehicle, pointing long weapons and shooting at him.
“There is no excuse or arguments to take someone who was meeting with the European Union Commission on Friday demanding conditions and guarantees for Venezuelans to express themselves freely. There are no grounds for Freddy Guevara not to be released. They kidnap Congressman Freddy Guevara for requesting a National Salvation Agreement that serves the people.”
Guaidó said that despite the violent actions on Monday, the regime “failed to sow terror” because both he and the democratic alternative and Venezuelans are firm in the fight. He stressed that “that shot yesterday” (in reference to the shot they made in the basement of his residence and that was recorded on video) “was lived by thousands of residents of ‘Cota 905’ in a confrontation between gangs because they are not telling me stories, the FAES is another armed gang.”
Who will they blame?
In the intervention that the President of the National Parliament had at the closing of the “Debate on the illegal detention and forced disappearance of Deputy Freddy Guevara,” it was wondered who would be blamed for the confrontation that took place this Tuesday morning on the Pan-American Highway, in Miranda State.
“Hey, Maduro, you can’t blame Freddy Guevara because you have him kidnapped. The person responsible for what happened there is Nicolás Maduro, and by the way, if you don’t take it on, you can’t even call yourself a dictator.”
He insisted on asking Venezuelans “not to normalize” the tragedy, and he reminded them that a National Salvation Agreement is the solution to the conflict.
“The democratic alternative is ready to achieve conditions and guarantees that are obviously not present today. There are no conditions or guarantees at this time to express yourself freely. The guarantees come through a comprehensive Agreement.”
He said that they will continue to insist on finding a solution and that the threats, persecution and kidnapping of the regime will not stop them, as has not happened in the past.
At the end of the session of the Delegate Commission, the interim President held a meeting with the Technical Exploratory Commission of the European Union that arrived in the country last week to assess whether there are electoral conditions for November 21st of this year.
Upon leaving the meeting, he commented that “the Commission of the European Union has witnessed and attests the persecution by the dictatorship.” He denounced that the “dictatorship uses hostages as a mechanism for barter.”