Ecuador expressed concern over the death of the Venezuelan opposition councilor, Fernando Albán, while he was being held under the responsibility of Venezuelan authorities at the Sebin headquarters in Caracas.
In a statement, the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry conveyed condolences to the relatives, but believes that it is imperative to “clarify the circumstances of his death, which occurred while he was in custody and, therefore, under the responsibility of the Venezuelan authorities, who were to guarantee his physical and emotional integrity and, in general, respect for his human rights, Ecuador joins its voice to international demands that demand an independent, transparent and impartial investigation that seeks to clarify the facts and establish responsibilities. “
Accompanied by hundreds of people, the body of the Venezuelan Fernando Albán, 52, was buried in a cemetery in eastern Caracas, while the manifestations of concern from several countries that request an independent investigation to clarify the case are multiplying.
Following a hearse, a crowd walked several kilometers from the Central University of Venezuela, where the mayor was veiled to the cemetery.
Albán, captured last Friday when he was returning from New York and imprisoned in the cells of the intelligence service (Sebin), was part of about thirty detainees accused of participating, on August 4, in an attack against Maduro in which, according to the Prosecutor’s office two drones were used with explosives.
This Wednesday, Attorney General Tarek William Saab ruled out that the politician was murdered and thrown into the void by his custodians of the Sebin, in Caracas.
“He died as a result of the blow received when falling from a height (…), there was no evidence of physical abuse prior to that fall,” Saab, close to the ruling party, told reporters, reading parts of the council’s autopsy result. .
The official responded to versions of opponents, such as Deputy Julio Borges, exiled in Colombia and accused of the attack against Nicolás Maduro, who on Tuesday said that Albán “was thrown out of life from the Sebin building.” (I)