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In another ghastly development, Libertador Municipal Council member and Primero Justicia militant Fernando Albán died under SEBIN custody. According to the government, Albán took his own life after jumping from a tenth floor. As usual, there are conflicting official versions: While OFAC-sanctioned Interior Minister Nestor Reverol claimed on Twitter that Albán commited suicide by jumping off a window in a waiting room of the building, illegally-appointed Prosecutor General Tarek William Saab said he jumped from a bathroom in the tenth floor. The dictatorship can’t even keep its own story straight.

Albán had been illegally detained at Maiquetia airport on Friday, charged with participating in the alleged assassination attempt against Nicolás Maduro in August. He became another political prisoner in Venezuela, another citizen whose fundamental right to due process was violated.

He became another political prisoner in Venezuela, another citizen whose fundamental right to due process was violated.

Primero Justicia and Albán’s lawyer (who, as it’s customary in Venezuela had not been able to see him since his arrest) denied the suicide narrative and accused the government of murdering him. Other opposition parties such as Voluntad Popular and Vente immediately rejected the government’s version as well.

Under either scenario—suicide or murder—Albán’s death is a severe breach of the State’s obligation under the Venezuelan Constitution and the American Convention on Human Rights. THIS DEATH IS ON THE GOVERNMENT.

At this moment there’s just too many versions going around, and little clarity. Julio Borges said that Albán’s lifeless body was thrown from the tenth floor. And there are several claims that SEBIN has been dangling people from that window as a method to extract confessions.

At this moment there’s just too many versions going around, and little clarity.

We may never know for sure what really happened to Albán, but this is a horrifying reminder of how chavismo has been growing more violent and ruthless. A reminder that Venezuela is ruled by a dictatorship that quashes dissenting voices by any means necessary: exile, prison, torture… death.  

We can only hope that Albán’s family gets the justice they deserve, and for the return of the rule of law to Venezuela.

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32 COMMENTS

  1. They gave him a “breezy ride”

    The chaviztas are simply doing everything they CLAIM has been done against them during the “ebul 4th”

  2. “Death of Political Prisoner Under State Custody Shrouded in Mystery”

    WHAT MYSTERY!?

    THEY FUCKING MURDERED HIM!

    CC has sunk to a new, disgusting low.

    • I don’t agree with you on this one, Ira. The article might not say it outright, but they basically said “well, there’s dot 1 and dot2, connect them and you have the answer”.

      However, the article could have been better by bringing some relevant information, lie reminding the reader of another “suicide” while in detention, namely “el aviador”, also accused of magnicidio.

  3. Disgusting that the “Prosecutor General” Saab doesn’t do any investigation; someone dies and he just accepts whatever SEBIN tells him about it. Doesn’t wait for an autopsy, doesn’t try to establish cause of death independently. Just repeats his lines.

    • Jeffry, they know exactly what they’re doing.

      He died from a fall 10 stories or higher. What more information is an autopsy going to provide?

      Is it going to show any marks where four Sebinistas picked him up and threw him out a window or from the roof? Marks that would contradict their suicide bullshit story?

      Come on, Trump! It’s fucking time!

      • Well depends because if they were using methods like drowning, and he died, even the 10 floors would not disguise the water in the lungs. What it could disguise maybe would be beating marks. And well the problem I don’t think any Coroner could make a real autopsy

      • Ira, as one that has never worn your country’s uniform, or heard a shot fired in anger, your continued display of False Valor by calling for others to make sacrifices you haven’t made is cowardice. Instead of constant drunken commenting try putting the cork back in the bottle. Going to AA is a way you can display how brave you are, or aren’t.

        • He is what we call a “chicken hawk” An old bitter gringo who has never served his country and would never send his sons to war either but can’t get enough of it on the teevee.

          • You are what we call “chicken shit,” and “dumb shit.”

            Someone who uses that same, lame old argument to invalidate my support for a military intervention.

            If the U.S. followed your advice, we would have signed the surrender papers on Dec. 8, 1941.

        • Great call of shame ASA.. Irate knows no bounds to his bitterness..

          Sometimes wonder if Irate is playing a drinking game, taking a shot every time PCshit cuts/pastes certain words like kleptozuela, indian, ignorant pueblo, etc.. would certainly explain Irates rants.. imagine it will only get worse as he finally becomes and “old” (as he’s a young “58” wink) angry white male married to a Venezuelan… she must be one helliva quima to put up with his BS.

  4. “Albán’s death is a severe breach of the State’s obligation under the Venezuelan Constitution and the American Convention on Human Rights”

    There’s no breach. The American Convention on Human Rights can’t make impossible demands to a bloody communist dictatorship, it’s like asking a lion to go vegan, it’s just not going to happen, but, hey:

    THANK GOD THERE’S NO MILITARY INTERVENTION IN VENEZUELA!!!

    This way Sebin can do its job undisturbed for many years to come.
    Who’s next in the meat grinder?

  5. Caracas Chronicles keeps stating Venezuela has a “government” when its obvious that it is: A DICTATORSHIP. You show me when fair and free elections were held to vote this DICTATORSHIP FFS. Is it really that hard for the CC authors, are that leftist that you simply can’t write it???? Furthermore you guys keep stating there is an opposition in Venezuela. There never has been a real opposition in Venezuela for decades, what Venezuela has are a bunch of cunt socialists that don’t want to be seen as chavistas when in reality that’s exactly what they are.

    CC is a Marxist-communist blog where authors try to defend those despicable murderous ideas.

    Socialism equals Communism equals Marxism equals Fascism!!!! The only way to combat this cancer is by killing it, literary!!!!!

    • “You show me when fair and free elections were held to vote this DICTATORSHIP FFS.”

      But Duncanvd, Quico told us, “they have the actas”.

      • Yep Quico is just one more Sucio del Izquierda that will justify just about anything leftist do. It’s getting super obvious that CC is run by chavistas incognitos!

    • The author of this article does call it what it is:
      “The dictatorship can’t even keep its own story straight.”
      ” A reminder that Venezuela is ruled by a dictatorship that quashes dissenting voices by any means necessary: exile, prison, torture… death.”

      But similar language should be used in all articles.

  6. This regime has held hundreds of political prisioners for many years now in extreme conditions of hardship, only once before has the claim be made that one of them committed suicide back in 2015 and even then under highly suspicious circumstances , hence suicide is very very rare among political prisioners in Venezuela, the victim had just been in prison for a few days , he was known to have been a devout catholic and thus very reluctant to conetmplate suicide , for him to have suddenly thrown himself out of a 10 floor bathroom window doesnt seem very likely , moreover we are told that prisioners are always accompanied to the bathroom when having to visit it so he had nill chances of reaching a bathroom window before being stopped , common sense tells us this was no suicide. On the other hands its unlikely that the regime wanted to kill him , killing him would raise a hell of a ruckus, reactivate oppo passions and further tarnish its reputation for being a human rights violator before the international community further isolating it in the world ……we are told by former prisioners who made it back to freedom that one torture the regime uses to extort its prisioners ‘confessions’ is to dangle their bodies over great heights threatening to drop them into the abyss if they dont confess to imaginary crimes , its easy to imagine that this torture was being practiced on the victim and that accidentally their grip was lost causing him to fall to his death , a torture gone wrong !! this torture has the advantage that it leaves no tell tales signs of bodily torture on the victim and is still terrorizing …..!! The death of Mr Alban is very harmful to the regime , the repercusions being some that they would rather have avoided than faced……

    • Unfortunately, this death will be swiftly swept under the rug, not only by the Regime, but by the next headline disaster perpetrated by this “Government”….

  7. A new version of events is doing the rounds according to which as he was being beaten some of his ribs broke and entered his heart causing his instant death , the decision was taken then to throw him from a 10th floor window so the injuries of the fall would hide the true cause of his death , its now being revealed that the 10th floor from which he is alleged to have jumped is an administrative area and has only one small windowless loo …..so the whole suicide explanation is becoming less credible every minute…!!

    These events may be swept under the rug for a while , but their memory keeps coming back periodically to haunt their perpetrators , look how the Rodriguez brother have made the murder of their father an event for the ages!!

    • “look how the Rodriguez brother have made the murder of their father an event for the ages!!”

      What a shame that didn’t exterminate that whole cancerous family! My only hope is that daddy Rodriguez suffered before they killed him.

      • He was captured by DISIP agents, tortured and died from internal injuries, much like Bill Bass theorizes.

        They tried to make it look like suicide but couldn’t pull it off.

        Sounds familiar……..

  8. “We may never know for sure what really happened to Albán, but this is a horrifying reminder of how chavismo has been growing more violent and ruthless. A reminder that Venezuela is ruled by a dictatorship that quashes dissenting voices by any means necessary: exile, prison, torture… death. ”

    Yes. But it’s not just ‘chavismo’ that has grown more violent and ruthless. It’s the Kleptozuelan inhabitants themselves, chavistas or not, enchufados or not.

    At this point most of the violent populace despises Nicolasno and Cabello, plus entourage of thugs.

    They are not ‘chavistas’ anymore. But they are often Criminals. Complicit. By the tens of thousands, at least, involved in drugs or violent crime. Pueblo-People, yes. Not necessarily Enchufados all of them (3-4 million public employees of Nomina) but certainly thugs. With zero education and zero moral values. The prane, the ‘police” the ‘guardia” the ‘sebin’ and the organized crime rings, dealing food, dealing drugs, dealing mineralss. Like wild indians and cowboys in the wild wild west. Except less civilized.

    Kleptozuela is among the most violent, dangerous and deadly shitholes on the 5th world planet because of its People are violent and lawless. Millions of clueless adult zombies gone wild. Because they can. They are complicit with every ‘gualdia’ every ‘autoridade’, they commit their own crimes. They deals shitload of drugs, just like in Mexico, undeterred. Thus, they kill themselves and many innocent others.

    This article focuses on the few ‘political’ prisoners, and the very few casualties ordered directly to die by CUBAN Intelligence officials, or Masburro and company. Heck, even the Chinese could be calling the shots by now. These few political prisoners pale in comparison with the elephant in the room. Was it 27,000 violent murder deaths per year, city records worldwide?

    That’s not ‘chavismo’. Those figures of crime, murder, kidnappings are EL PUEBLO, hundreds of hundreds of thousands, everywhere, dealing drugs, fighting each other in the streets of Guatire, Petare, Barlovento, for food, for money, for positions with the criminal regime. Just like the lawless savages they are, at all levels. Face it. That’s what ‘chavismo’ was made of in the first place. That’s what sustains it decade after decade: Violent, corrupt, lawless, clueless, uneducated pueblo-people killing themselves in every pueblo.

    • Dolar today reporting that UN to “investigate” the death. That’s laughable! What a joke of an investigation that would be if it even happens at all.

  9. Way more important than the ‘mysterious death’ of 1 dude, how about a report on the Astronomical, exponential growth of Venezuelan PROSTITUTION – often related to the Massive Drug Trade?

    You know, the little things that actually matter.. for a change.

  10. Unfortunately, this death will be swiftly swept under the rug……
    ——–
    Not so sure about that one. The international community will only stand by so long before making a move. The problem is, and has always been: What move can be made that will not put the 3rd parties on the hook for the clean up. No one is jumping through that hoop because we all know Venezuela, as is, cannot be “fixed.” However rigged the elections may have been, many voted for Maduro. No military is going to charge into the place unless it’s a UN sanctioned event, which is impossible to imagine.

    But when things get this bad, it only takes one crucial event to set the whole thing on fire. History shows us that much.

    Something eventually has to give.

  11. The human imagination is prone to pay attention mostly to that which is most drastic dramatic monumental in the realm of change , they seldom see how that big drastic sudden dramatic change is the result of the long drawn out cummulative effect of small changes or incidents that mount up and create the conditions that make the big change possible , even seemingly inconsequential incidents leave a rip in the fabric which in time leads to its renting apart …….look how a tiny crack in your car window a year later leads to the car window smashing to to pieces …….., People dont see it coming but before anything crashes lots of small apparently insignificant events happen that make that crash ever more likely as time passes …..sometimes by small increments ………in spanish we say ‘small causes ,big consequences’….

  12. Poor guy. We’re all mortals yet dying for nothing wasn’t necessary. Not even for Maduro. He’s jumped from high up. Certainly death for a cause that is being ignored by the entire world. Vargas Llosa wrote a stupid article in today’s WSJ trying to keep the subject matter alive not that it matters to anybody. I didn’t understand his intentions. In any case, I hope God takes care of him and his family deal with the pain, understanding that he’s in a better place than this miserable world. RIP.

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