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Fri 15th October 2021 | 12:40 AM
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 15th October, 2021) The United States is calling for an independent investigation into the cause of the death of former army general Raul Baduel in a Venezuelan prison this week, State Department spokesperson Ned price said on Thursday.
“The recent death of Venezuelan political prisoner Raul Baduel reminds the world of the deplorable and dangerous conditions Venezuelan political prisoners face in the Maduro regime’s custody,” Price said during a press briefing. “We call for an independent examination to confirm the true cause of the death.
Baduel served as Venezuela‘s defense minister under Chavez. Baduel helped Chavez return to power after a failed coup attempt in 2002. In 2007, Baduel became an opposition leader and was arrested two years later and convicted in a corruption case.