Venezuelan court denies humanitarian measure for ex police chief
Based on "unofficial" data, conditional release for humanitarian reasons was denied to ex police commissioner Iván Simonovis, twitted his wife Bonnie Simonovis
"I am emotionally shattered. I cannot cope with so much Bolivarian hatred and bitterness," the police's wife posted on the social network.
Defense attorney Enrique Perdomo promised to officially give the news on Thursday afternoon, as soon as he is in possession of the case file.
"I have no access to the case file; I do not know of any warrant of transfer from Sebin (National Bolivarian Intelligence Service) to Ramo Verde (jail) issued by the court," he explained.
The lawyer clarified that any transfer would mean that the application for conditional release for humanitarian reasons has been dismissed and would show disregard of the serious health condition of the police commissioner.
Around 1.5 million Venezuelans have decided to emigrate in search of a better future for their families. The figure accounts to between 4% and 6% of the overall population. Approximately 88% of these expatriates have made up their mind to emigrate over the last 15 years.