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Covid-19: Raúl Isaías Baduel dies in prison while on first dose of Vaccine



Raúl Isaías Baduel dead

Retired Venezuelan general Raúl Isaías Baduel has been confirmed dead in prison.

He died after suffering a cardiac arrest due to complications from COVID-19, according to Venezuela’s attorney general Tarek William Saab.

” We regret the death of Raúl Isaias Baduel from a #Cardiorespiratory strike as a result of Covid19, ” Tarek wrote on Twitter. “While he was receiving the corresponding medical care and received the first dose of the vaccine … We transmit our #Condolences to his family and friends #RIP”.

He is the 10th Political Prisoner to die in custody since 2014.

Raúl Isaías Baduel was a Venezuelan politician, retired general, and former Defense Minister under President Hugo Chávez. He was a member of Chavez’s MBR-200, joining in December 1982.

Raúl Isaías Baduel Arrest

The ex-general has been arrested several times during his political career.

  •  2008 arrest – In October 2008, a “military prosecutor said he was responsible for about $14 million that disappeared during his tenure as defense minister” in a transaction involving the purchase of military equipment.
  • 2009 arrest – Baduel was arrested at gunpoint on April 2, 2009; Baduel claimed his arrest was politically motivated, and Chávez allies admitted he was in private. Baduel was imprisoned in Ramo Verde.
  • 2010 arrest – Baduel was convicted of corruption by a military court in May 2010 and sentenced to seven years and eleven months in jail; Baduel maintains his innocence. He was released in 2015.
  • 2017 arrest – Baduel was arrested again on January 12, 2017, when the Venezuelan government claimed he was conspiring to overthrow the government. Several more opposition figures were detained on trumped-up allegations, according to the opposition.

He was transferred to Fuerte Tiuna’s maximum-security jail in June 2019.

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