Luis Almagro, the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) demanded on Twitter that Maduro provide an update on a group of four soldiers and officers with the Cuerpo de Investigaciones Científicas, Penales y Criminalísticas (Scientific, Penal, and Criminal Investigation Service Corps, CICPC) who were detained two days ago.
The detentions were made public by Tamara Suju, a Venezuelan human rights lawyer, who received information on the event. According to the information that Suju received, the three individuals were detained in Guatire on June 21 at approximately 4:40 PM. The men are:
- Brigadier General (air force) Miguel Sisco Mora
- Corvette Captain (navy) Rafael Acosta Arevalo
- General Commissioner (CICPC) Miguel Ibarreto
- Commissioner (CICPC) Jose Valledares.
In a set of tweets, Almagro said that the men were “victims of the abuses of power of the [Maduro] dictatorship”, and called for an end to torture and repression in the country.
USSOUTHCOM Chief Touring Argentina, Chile
Admiral Craig Faller, the head of the United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), set off today on trip to Argentina and Chile. Faller is expected to hold discussion with local military leaders about, among other issues, the ongoing situation in Venezuela.
The admiral is also expected to address Russian and Chinese interests in the region.
Admiral Faller will return to the United States on Friday.
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