Venezuela Requests Extradition of Maduro Assassination Suspects

The court has issued extradition requests to Colombia, Peru and the United States in connection with the drone attack on Maduro.

The court has issued extradition requests to Colombia, Peru and the United States in connection with the drone attack on Maduro. | Photo: AVN

The court has issued extradition requests to the governments of Colombia, Peru and the United States in connection with the drone attack in Caracas on August 4.

August 16 (teleSUR) Venezuela’s Supreme Court has formally requested the extradition of eight Venezuelan nationals living abroad who have been implicated in the failed assassination of President Nicolas Maduro.

The court has issued extradition requests to the governments of Colombia, Peru and the United States in connection with the drone attack that took place in Caracas on August 4.

The requests relate to Rayder Alexander Russo Marquez; Yilber Alberto Escalona Torrealba; Osman Alexis Delgado Tabosky; Carlos Luis Aular Monastery; Virginia Antonieta da Silva-Pio; Elvis Rivas Barrios; Josser Eduardo Lopez Valero and the opposition deputy and ex-president of the National Assembly (AN) Julio Borges.

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The accused face charges of treason; the attempted murder of President Maduro; the attempted murder of several officials from the Bolivarian National Armed Forces; launching an explosive device at a public meeting; terrorism; financing terrorism, and association.

On August 4, during the  Bolivarian National Armed Forces 81st anniversary celebrations, two drones packed with C4 exploded while Maduro was delivering a speech, injuring seven military personnel.

Venezuela was quick to blame the Colombian government of former President Juan Manuel Santos for the attempted assassination, along with opposition allies in Venezuela and the United States.

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