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U.S. Accuses Venezuelan Regime Of Torturing, Murdering Military Officer

AP via the Miami Herald
Acompañado de su hijo Nicolás, el presidente venezolano Nicolás Maduro levanta el puño al llegar a un desfile militar en Caracas en abril del 2018. ";s:

The United States on Sunday accused Venezuelan authorities of torturing a Venezuelan Navy officer to death, saying the act of “barbarism must stir us into action.”

In a statement, the State Department said Navy Officer Rafael Acosta Arévalo died while in the custody of Nicolás Maduro’s “thugs and their Cuban advisers.”

Arévalo had been brought to court on Friday to stand trial for being part of an alleged plot to assassinate Maduro. In a statement, Prosecutor General Tarek William Saab, who launched an investigation into Arévalo’s death, said the officer fainted in the courtroom and was rushed to a hospital, where he died the following day.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.

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