The former general chavez Hugo Carvajal, arrested last April in Madrid, refused yesterday to be extradited to the united States for drug trafficking crimes, claiming to retaliation that you would receive in that country. Carvajal, that says "do not trust the us law", answered questions from his lawyer in view of extradition, which took place before the third section of the Audiencia Nacional. There, an ex military man venezuelan, said that he feels threatened and will suffer reprisals both in the united States as in Venezuela. "The only way that the general Carvajal has of avoiding imprisonment is to provide information to Mature to overthrow his regime," said the defendant's legal.
Carvajal, who has a military career of more than 30 years and became chief of military intelligence of Venezuela, during the mandate of Hugo Chavez, is claimed by the united States to the alleged commission of the crimes of illicit association and trafficking of narcotic drugs and weapons in the context of their relations with the colombian FARC.
"I was in the Justice of the united States I don't trust, just the fact that I have done what it did do is sufficient reason . I'm not going to have the right to defense of any kind and to promote evidence either," said Carvajal before the court.
The Prosecution, for its part, supports his extradition by the "severity" of the crimes. Carvajal said after his arrest the judge of reinforcement of the National Audience, Alejandro Abascal , which came out of Venezuela by boat, heading to the Dominican Republic, a month after his family leave the country and settle in Madrid. Was this a way to show some roots in the capital madrid, but the judge ordered his admission to provisional imprisonment, with the risk of leakage.
the name of The former general chavez returned to acquire relevance when, last February 21, he recorded a video in which it recognized the legitimacy of John Guaidó as venezuelan president and urged the military to revolt against the regime of Nicolas Maduro. In spite of this, Carvajal was also the head of Intelligence for some time under the mandate of the successor of Chavez.
Carvajal justified his contact with the FARC, ensuring that it is produced by the order of the exmandatario Hugo Chávez as part of his work as head of the military intelligence of venezuela.
Also, the lawyer of the former general insisted that it will not have " right to counsel of any kind ", because "all that they could witness" in his favor "are punishable with visa, withdrawal in Venezuela, prisoners or dead, such as Hugo Chavez."Updated Date: 13 September 2019, 13:00