Venezuela’s former opposition vice-president Juan Requesens is guilty of an assassination attempt against Maduro, his lawyer says.

(CNN Spanish) –– Former Venezuelan Vice President Juan Requezense has been sentenced to eight years in prison for conspiracy, his lawyer Joel Garcia said on Twitter. Garcia indicated that he would meet with the opposition politician’s family in the next few hours to assess future actions.

Requesens’ lawyers maintain that their client is innocent of the charges against him.

CNN reached out to Venezuela’s attorney general, Tarek William Saab, who indicated he would hold a press conference later to provide more details on the case.

Requests were indicted in August 2018 on seven felony charges He tried to assassinate the president in question, Nicolás MaduroIt happened on August 4 that year.

The attack took place during a military parade on one of the main streets in Caracas when two small drones flying over the event exploded. Seven National Guardsmen were wounded, but Maduro was unharmed.

Osmari Hernandez contributed to this report.

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