Ruperto Sánchez

Name: Ruperto Sánchez
Arbitrarily detained: May 2, 2014
Place of confinement: La Pica prison
Occupation: Lieutenant Colonel of the FAV

Ruperto Sánchez was arrested on May 2, 2014 in Maracay, Aragua State, along with other officers for allegedly planning a coup against the Venezuelan government. It was known as “Blue Strike”  because most of those involved were Venezuelan military aviation. They would use a Tucano aircraft to attack several government headquarters. The 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, Major (Av) Víctor José Ascanio, 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 05 May 2015, the Permanent War Council of Caracas Ruperto Sánchez sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison on charges of instigating rebellion against the military decorum.

Ruperto like all political prisoners, is innocent.

If you want to support Ruperto use the hashtag #RupertoEsInocente #LiberenATODOSPososPolíticos

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