The presidential commissioner for foreign affairs, Julio Borges, stated that the murder of Captain Acosta Arévalo, at the hands of Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship, should be a testimony that moves the conscience of the military family.
“He practically died in front of a court, after being beaten by henchmen of the dictatorship,” Borges said in a message spread through his Twitter account.
The head of the Legitimate Government’s diplomacy cited the UN Fact Finding Mission’s report that details how Acosta Arevalo was presented in a wheelchair in court, could not speak, did not move his hands or legs, and was bleeding
“The tortures committed by the officers at the service of the regime caused: trauma to the chest, nose, fingers and ankles, moderate dehydration, skin infection, burns on the wrist, and bruises all over the body,” he said.
Acosta Arévalo arrived at the military hospital with no vital signs. According to his wife, Waleswka Perez, he died before the judge. However, the report shows that there is no certainty of the exact time or place of his death.
“We are fighting to achieve justice in this case and that of all the victims,” concluded Borges.
El caso del Cap. Acosta Arévalo debe ser un testimonio que mueva la conciencia de la familia militar, murió prácticamente frente a un juzgado, luego de recibir golpes por parte de esbirros de la dictadura. Luchamos para lograr la justicia en este caso y el de todas las víctimas. pic.twitter.com/5gTlM1L5jQ
— Julio Borges (@JulioBorges) October 15, 2020