The Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) declared it appropriate to ask Spain for the extradition of Enzo Franchini Oliveros, who was allegedly responsible for the murder of Orlando Figuera, burned alive in Altamira, during the guarimbas in 2017.
“It declared a request for active extradition from the Kingdom of Spain of the citizen Enzo Franchini Oliveros, to be subjected to a criminal proceeding in Venezuela for the alleged commission of the crimes of public instigation and qualified intentional homicide, provided for and sanctioned in Articles 283 and 406 numeral 1 of the Criminal Code ”, reads a press release from the highest court in the country.
Franchini Oliveros is accused of being responsible on May 20, 2017, for hitting, stabbing and setting fire to Figuera, 22, who died several days later at Domingo Luciani Hospital. The victim was killed according to reports, for “looking chavista” (dark skinned).
On July 10, the attorney general, Tarek William Saab, announced the arrest in Spain of Enzo Franchini Oliveros.
The guarimbas of 2017, driven by some opposition parties, left more than 100 dead, mostly young people, some thousand injured and damage to public and residential infrastructure, according to figures from the Commission for Truth, Justice, Peace and Tranquility Public of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC).
Translated by JRE/EF