Political Prisioners

Victor Ascanio

Name: Víctor Ascanio
Arbitrarily detained: May 2, 2014
Place of confinement: La Pica prison
Occupation: Major of the Venezuelan Air Force

Víctor Ascanio was arrested on May 2, 2014 along with other officers for allegedly planning a coup against the Venezuelan government. The conspiracy was known as “Blue Strike” because the majority of those involved were aviation military. Supposedly, they would use a Tucano aircraft to attack several government headquarters. This conspiracy is also known as “Operation Jericho”.

The officers involved in this same case are: Aviation General Oswaldo Hernández, retired Colonel (Ej) José Gregorio Delgado, Lieutenant Colonel (AV) Ruperto Sánchez, Major (Av) Cesar Orta Santamaría, Captain (Av) Andrés Thomson Martínez, captain (AV) Nery Cordova, captain Laided Salazar de Zerpa (Av), captain (r) of the National Guard Juan Carlos Nieto Quintero, captain of Corvette José Acacio Moreno.

On May 5, 2015, the Permanent Council of War of Caracas sentenced Victor Ascanio to 8 years and 7 months in prison for the crimes of Instigation to the Rebellion and Against the Military Decor.

Victor, like all political prisoners, is innocent.

If you want to support Víctor use the tags #VíctorEsInocente #LiberenATODOSPososPolíticos


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