The news was confirmed by a US official A.P., Cape Verdean Government Sources EFE And to the Sub Security Committee chain CNN. It was also confirmed to Unvision Investigation by a US consortium.
The businessman was in Cape Verde The course has been requested since June 2020 Financial fraud. He left the country on a flight to the United States this Saturday.
Hours after the news broke that he had been handed over to five U.S. citizens and one U.S. resident Were placed under house arrest in Venezuela Detained by Caribbean security forces CNN Families of Domue Vedell, Jorge Toledo and attorney Jess Loreto.
Someone else’s family “Sitko’s 6”As they know, Jose Pereira wrote on Twitter that his father and other members of the group have been detained by Venezuelan authorities.
The handover ends A long judicial journey that lasted more than a year, The businessman was arrested on June 12, 2020 and his plane was stopped to refuel at Amilcar Cabral International Airport on Sal Island. He was on his way to Iran Nicolas Maduro’s government is described as a diplomatic humanitarian mission.
Arrest responded A US petition sent by InterpolChapin’s defense, however, alleges that the warning was issued after his arrest and therefore appealed against the arresting constitution. Cape Verdean Justice disagreed with them.
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As a result of the handover, the Venezuelan government has decided to interrupt talks with opposition parties in Mexico since August 13. The fourth session was scheduled to begin this SundayOctober 17, in the Mexican capital.
The announcement was made this Saturday by George Rodriguez, Speaker of the Legislature and Chairman of the Official Delegation for Dialogue. Blamed the United States, Colombia and the opposition Of this situation.
The Venezuelan government on Saturday handed over the soup to the United States, condemning the US abduction of one of its ambassadors.
“Venezuela condemns the abduction of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab by the US government, which was complicit with the Cape Verdean authorities. They tortured him and arbitrarily imprisoned him 491 days without an arrest warrant or due process, ”the Nicolas Maduro government said in a statement.
Savista administration He accused Cape Verde of violating the laws and dismissed what he considered to be a “human rights violation” by Chapin, he insisted. Invested as a diplomat And the representative of our country to the world. “
In that sense, he referred to the move Affects the development of negotiations between the government and the opposition in Mexico They recalled that Saab was appointed as the representative of the official delegation in the talks which started on August 13 last.
Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodriguez, Revealed his rejection of the handover on Twitter, in response to the release of Colombian President Evan Duke, in which the president celebrates the news.
Venezuela has protested the arrest of Alex Chop
After his arrest in Cape Verde, the Venezuelan government promised that the businessman was a Venezuelan citizen and an “agent” of the government who was “in traffic” in Cape Verde, which was maintained by his lawyers. “As a special envoy from Venezuela he had the right to personal infringement.”
The name of the 49-year-old businessman has surfaced in the media, with former Venezuelan lawyer Louisa Ortega Diaz accusing him in 2017 Leaders of the Venezuelan President.
சாப், Born in the Colombian city of Barranquilla and of Lebanese descent, he is associated with a number of companies, including the accused Group Grand Limited (GGL). Offer food and groceries with premium To the administration of Nicolas Maduro.
Three images of the businessman and Maduro benefited from these activities “Hundreds of millions of dollars”, According to U.S. officials.