Pedro Maury

Name: Pedro Maury
Arbitrarily detained: February 14, 2015
Released: June 13, 2018
Place of confinement: Ramo Verde
Occupation: Taxi Driver

Pedro Maury was one of the civilians accused by the Nicolás Maduro regime of participating in the “Blue Strike”, a presumed plan to overthrow the dictatorship that Venezuelan aviation military would carry out.

Officials of the General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (Dgcim) detained without warrant the sexagenarian Pedro Maury in Maracay on February 14, 2015. Initially they confined him at the headquarters of the agency in Boleíta, but he was finally transferred on May 1 to the military prison of Ramo Verde .

Prior to his imprisonment, he already had osteoarthrosis and prostatic hyperplasia. However, during his imprisonment in Boleíta he began to suffer severe pain from three hernias at the level of the lumbosacral spine. Although his treating physician recommended therapies with a physiatrist to relieve his ailments, the court did not allow him to comply with his treatment.

This clinical panorama, added to constant episodes of hypotension, led his lawyer to introduce a precautionary measure due to his age and state of health, a request that was not heard.

After 95 hearings, on January 11, 2017, Pedro was convicted for instigating the rebellion and sentenced to 5 years in prison. Although this sentence was annulled on April 3, 2018, he remained detained in Ramo Verde.

On June 13, 2018, he was released with substitute measures by the Nicolás Maduro regime, as part of a policy of “pacification” of the National Constituent Assembly towards political prisoners.

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