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.
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.