Nicolas Maduro’s regime releases political prisoner Ruperto Sanchez after seven years in prison

Ruperto Sanchez after the restoration of independence

Venezuelan Lieutenant Colonel Ruperto Sanchez, Who is of Spanish nationality and is considered a political prisoner by various voluntary organizations, He was released this Thursday after serving seven years in custodyForo Penalty Report by an NGO.

Political prisoner Lieutenant Colonel Ruperto Sanchez released after serving seven years in prison”, He explained to the news agency EFE Director of Fore Penal, Alfredo Romero.

Later, in a brief statement, Romero said:The release comes after a series of claims and complaints that he has already served a sentence since July 2020.”, He noted.

Ruperto Sanchez receives congratulations from his family
Ruperto Sanchez receives congratulations from his family

His family and Foro Penalty had on several occasions demanded his release, and he had already been sentenced.

“Today, Lieutenant Colonel Ruperto Sanchez, a political prisoner in Venezuela, is celebrating 6 years and 11 months of injustice. Upon his release, he served his full sentence in August last year and is still behind barsHe wrote on Twitter Curling de Sanchez, Wife of the Army, on April 15th.

On that occasion, he stressed that Sanchez suffers from high blood pressure and a valve disease.

Penalty Council poster
Penalty Council poster

Born in Valladolid, Spain, Sanchez was sentenced to 7 years and 3 months in prison, but his defense was explained last March.To be released in August 2019”, He studied and worked on so-called justice restorations carried out during his imprisonment.

The military man was jailed for more than five years in the eastern state of Monaco, About 600 kilometers from where his family resides, and He was transferred to Ramo Verde Prison, Located on the outskirts of Caracas last July.

According to a recent report by Foro Punishment, There are 301 political prisoners in Venezuela, Of whom 171 were civilians and 130 were military.

The organization has already published several photos of Sanchez published and accepted by several family members.

(With information from EFE)

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