Venezuelan Authorities Confirm Death Of Military Officer Who Pro-Guaido Sources Say Was Tortured In Custody

The Daily Caller | 6/30/2019 | Staff
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Venezuela’s defense ministry announced the death of a navy officer who was accused of participating in efforts to stage a coup against President Nicolas Maduro.

Opposition sources and family members of navy captain Rafael Acosta said he was tortured while in custody of the Maduro regime, Reuters reported Sunday.

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Acosta was taken before a military tribunal Friday but fainted before his hearing started, according to Reuters. Acosta was reportedly barely conscious as he stood trial, according to his wife Waleska Perez, who described his situation in an interview with EVTV Miami. He was transferred to a military health center following the trial where he appeared to be distraught, she added.

“They tortured him so...
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