The President in Charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, condemned the decision of the Caracas Court to acquit a military man indicted for the murder of David Vallenilla, a student murdered in 2017 during protests against the dictatorship.
The national president assured that in Venezuela it is necessary to recover an independent justice system currently kidnapped by Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship.
“A few days after the UN Fact-finding Mission pointed out that David Vallenilla’s case was an extrajudicial execution, the justice system has acquitted his murderer,” he said through his Twitter account.
President Guaidó recalled that Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship has recognized that in Venezuela there is no independence of powers or an impartial judicial system, which is only reaffirmed with the decision on the Vallenilla case.
“We continue fighting to do justice and guarantee the non-repetition of these events. Only possible in democracy and freedom,” he stated.
This Monday, the 15th Court of Trial of the Caracas Metropolitan Area declared the acquittal of Sergeant Arli Cleiwi Méndez Terán, responsible for murdering the student David José Vallenilla, during a protest against Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship in 2017, in the vicinity of the Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda Air Base, in La Carlota.