January 22, 2021

The Venezuelan Parliament pays tribute to the late councilor Fernando Albán

The Venezuelan Parliament pays tribute to the late councilor Fernando Albán

The body of the deceased councilman Fernando Albán, who according to the prosecution committed suicide after falling from the tenth floor of the police building in which he was detained, was transferred today to the headquarters of the Venezuelan Parliament where the opposition deputies paid him a tribute to who, they claim, was murdered.

The coffin was received by a group of deputies, associates and leaders of the party in which he campaigned – First Justice (PJ) – while in the hemicycle the deputies discussed the conditions in which Albán was arrested on Friday and his controversial death.

As reported by the head of the House, Juan Guaidó, Albán will be buried Wednesday in the Eastern Cemetery in Caracas, after a mass is held in his name.

"So in the name of Fernando and his family, I'm not going to ask for a minute of silence, I'm going to ask that we get up and give a round of applause for the memory of Fernando Albán (…) we ask Venezuela not to be quiet, let's continue ahead fighting for freedom, "said Guaidó at the time of the arrival of the councilman's body.

Albán was arrested on Friday at the Maiquetía International Airport, which serves Caracas, when he returned to Venezuela from the United States, and was accused of being allegedly involved in the failed attempt suffered by the head of state, Nicolás Maduro, in the past. August 4th.

According to the statements of the attorney general, Tarek Saab, the councilman committed suicide by throwing himself from the tenth floor of a police building when he was going to be transferred to court.

However, the party of the councilman, PJ, in which militates the two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, assured that the politician was "assassinated by the regime of Nicolás Maduro" and demanded "the truth" of what happened.

Due to this fact, the Parliament called a meeting for today and informed that it would promote an investigation of the event.

Today's session also includes representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in the country.


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