This Thursday, the director of the Office of the President in Charge of Venezuela and leader of Voluntad Popular, Roberto Marrero, was transferred to the Palace of Justice for his second hearing on the irrational and illegal trial, kidnapped by the usurper regime of Nicolás Maduro almost nine months ago. Before going to court, Roberto Marrero’s defense lawyer, Joel García, said he would request that Cristopher Figuera’s statements be included in the case.
Garcia reported that today “We have two experts, one is the one who made the expertise of the vehicles to determine the authenticity or not of the serials and the other is an expert in explosives who made the expertise of the grenade that allegedly was seized inside his residence. The best witness is Cristopher Figuera, who was head of national intelligence at the time and said publicly that Roberto Marrero was a victim of a proof planting, so we are going to request that this testimony be included in the investigation.”
Marrero was unjustly and illegally arrested in the early hours of March 21st at his home in Caracas, simply for belonging to the close circle of the president in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó. Since then, the dictatorship has tried to incriminate him in crimes he has not committed, subjecting him to a flawed trial since its inception.
For his part, the brother of the director of the Office of the President, Reinaldo Marrero, pleaded for a Christmas without political prisoners. He regretted that Venezuela had to get used to spending Christmas after Christmas with prisons full of innocents who only demanded their rights or fought for a better country.
“We hope that the law will be complied with and we can move forward in the trial to demonstrate what all of Venezuela already knows: the innocence of my brother Roberto Marrero, who has been involved in a political trial, because he is not guilty of any of the charges. This way of proceeding of the dictatorship, of kidnapping justice in order to achieve its political objectives cannot continue, we hope that this Christmas season those responsible step forward and give him his freedom,” said Reinaldo Marrero.
Adjacent to the Palace of Justice were deputies of the National Assembly, relatives of Roberto Marrero, as well as hundreds of activists and leaders of Voluntad Popular, to show their support and total backing to the director of the Office of the Presidency (E), while he is subjected to an unfair and arbitrary trial for crimes he did not commit.