“Fighting for Venezuela is not a crime!” With these words, the deputy Juan Requesens faced the deprivation of liberty against him. Without evidence, the Venezuelan dictatorship charged him in the early hours of August 15 with the crimes of continued public incitement, treason, intentional homicide in degree of frustration in the person of the President of the Republic, intentional homicide degree of frustration against seven members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, terrorism, association to commit a crime and possession of arms and ammunition.
New wave of persecution
Even so, his words before a tribunal of the dictatorship were firm. “I don’t have to lower my head to anyone, because I didn’t do anything wrong, if I have to change my freedom and my life for the freedom of Venezuela, I am willing.”