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Venezuelan AG’s Office Calls for Review of Ledezma, Ceballos, Saleh Arrests

CARACAS – The Venezuelan Attorney General’s Office called on Saturday for a review of the procedures undertaken to jail Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma, former Mayor Daniel Ceballos and opposition activist Lorent Saleh.

On its Twitter account, the Public Ministry released three documents in which it requests a review of the cases of the three opposition figures, those documents having been sent to the Criminal Judicial Circuit Document Receipt and Distribution Unit.

The request came hours after it became known that opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was transferred from prison to house arrest, ostensibly for health reasons, although his family said he is in perfect health.

Ledezma was arrested on Feb. 19, 2015, for allegedly conspiring against the government and was imprisoned in the Ramo Verde military prison, where Lopez had been housed, until being granted house arrest two months later to recover from surgery.

The mayor is identified with the radical wing of the opposition, headed by Lopez, and was accused of supporting groups allegedly “intending to destabilize” the government of Nicolas Maduro with violence.

Ceballos was arrested in March 2014 and sentenced to 12 months in prison for failing to abide by a Supreme Court ruling ordering him to ensure that protesters did not erect barricades in the San Cristobal district he administered during the protests in the first half of 2014.

After he had completed that sentence, however, the high court informed him that he would remain a prisoner because of another legal charge against him – that of criminal association – linked to the protests that resulted in 43 deaths and hundreds of injured and arrests in 2014.

Saleh was deported from Colombia in September 2014 and turned over to Venezuelan authorities for his alleged links with “conspiratorial plans” against the Maduro government, and since then he has been held in a Venezuelan Intelligence Service jail.

 

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