Maduro Regime Imposes Sentences Up To 30 Years On Alleged Coup ‘Conspirators’

El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, en una fotografia de archivo. EFE/ Miguel Gutierrez

Through its Attorney General’s Office, the Venezuelan Chavista regime announced on Wednesday the imposition of sentences of up to 30 years in prison for those it has labeled “conspirators,” purportedly involved in a purported, attempted overthrow of communist dictator, Nicolás Maduro.

The 29 convicted individuals were identified as participants in the so-called “Operation Gideon,” an alleged plot led by former soldiers who in 2020 tried to depose Maduro through a planned incursion from outside the country.

“Of these 29 defendants, 20 have been sentenced to 30 years in prison and 9 to 21 years,” Attorney General Tarek William Saab announced.

According to Saab, the operation was organized abroad, specifically in the United States, and prepared in Colombia with the objective, supposedly, of attacking and invading Venezuela.