Name: Arube Pérez
Arbitrarily detained: April 19, 2003
Place of confinement: Ramo Verde
Occupation: Cabo Primero of the Metropolitan Police
Arube was arbitrarily detained on April 19, 2003 for the events that occurred in Puente Llaguno on April 11, 2002. By that time, he was Cabo Primero of the Metropolitan Police. In addition to Arube, eight officials of the Metropolitan Police of Caracas and the Secretary of Security of the Metropolitan City Hall of Caracas, Iván Simonovis, were also arrested.
On April 3, 2009, the 4th Judge of the State of Aragua, Maryori Calderón, pronounced sentence and sentenced Arube Pérez to 17 years and 10 months in prison, despite that the experts, evidence and witnesses demonstrated the innocence of all the officials who were being prosecuted in that same case.
Throughout the years that Arube Pérez has been arbitrarily detained, his health has been affected. In 2014 he had a heart attack and since then has serious heart problems and has suffered three heart attacks behind bars. In April of 2017, he was transferred to the Military Hospital, because he had one of his heart valves blocked and to date, he has not had surgery.
Since 2011, his lawyers have requested humanitarian action, but it have been denied without reasons. In 2017, he completed two years of having paid his sentence, taking into account the current Penal Code benefits him with alternative measures of compliance of the sentence. The more days he spend behind bars, the more days his health deteriorates.
Arube, like all political prisoners, is innocent.
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