The Venezuelan regime released opposition lawmaker and vice president of Venezuelan National Assembly Edgar Zambrano from custody, after authorities arrested him on treason charges four months ago.
The regime-controlled Supreme Court released a statement in which it said that a Caracas court with national jurisdiction had ordered his âimmediate freedom.â However, the statement said that his case remains open, and he would have to report to a judge every month.
Soon after being released, Zambrano told local reporters âI managed to escape from a situation that I hope all political prisoners manage to escape from.â
On his Twitter account, Venezuelan opposition leader and interim president Juan Guaido said âThe liberation of Zambrano and political prisoners is a victory of citizen and international pressure, and the Bachelet report – not a âkind gestureâ from the dictatorship.â
The Venezuelan regime said that Zambranoâs release is part of the deal it made on Monday with a small group of the Venezuelan opposition, which main goal is to continue the dialogue to reach for a solution to the political and economic crisis.
The deal wasnât backed by the most important parties within the opposition, including Guaidoâs Popular Will and Zambranoâs Democratic Action.
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