Opposition politician Juan Guaido, who declared himself president of Venezuela with US backing, is dealing with as much as 30 years in prison, a judge stated. Meanwhile, US is threatening new sanctions towards Caracas to compel regime change.
Guaido’s go to to Colombia on February 22 violated the journey ban imposed by Venezuela’s supreme courtroom, deputy judge of the Supreme Tribunal for Justice Juan Carlos Valdez instructed Sputnik on Tuesday.
“He is an individual hiding from justice. What occurs with runaways who’re re-entering the nation and are discovered by the authorities? They should be caught and despatched to prison,” Valdez stated, including, “He may face up to 30 years in jail.”
State prosecutors are presently analyzing Guaido’s conduct for doable crimes, the judge added.
Guaido crossed into Colombia on Friday, ostensibly to steer a “human wave” of supporters throughout the border and drive the army and border guards loyal to the federal government to permit in “humanitarian aid” offered by the US. He was nowhere to be seen, nonetheless, as his followers clashed with safety forces. The help was not allowed in.
The self-proclaimed president then went to Bogota, the place he attended Monday’s assembly of the Lima Group of nations backing the US try to drive Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to resign.