The family of the opposition deputy Juan Requesens has denounced on Wednesday that the security forces “have him isolated” in the Helicoid, headquarters of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) in Caracas.
“Deputy Juan Requesens is isolated,” his father, Juan Guillermo Requesens, reported on Twitter. His sister, Rafaela Requesens, already warned on Sunday in the same social network that he had not visited the family or his lawyers for a week. “They are criminals who violate Human Rights,” he said.
Requesens was arrested on August 7, 2018 by SEBIN agents accused of participating in the alleged assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, which would have occurred days before during a military parade in Caracas, charges for which he is being tried.
The Venezuelan opposition has denounced on numerous occasions that Requesens was arrested without respecting his parliamentary immunity. The Constituent Assembly, an official body that has absorbed all the powers of the State except the Executive, disaffected him days after he was arrested.
In addition, both the opposition and the family have accused the Venezuelan authorities of torturing him, adducing as evidence the two videos broadcast by them as soon as they were arrested. In the first one he emitted an apparent confession, while in the second he appears emaciated and dressed only with spotted underpants.