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Case of the Terrorist Oscar Pérez: What the Press is hiding PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 02 February 2018 13:13

OCaracas, February 02nd 2018.- Oscar Pérez was not a "freedom fighter" or a "rebel pilot", much less a "young oppositionist assassinated by the Venezuelan Government" as is being presented by the international press.The group that accompanied him when he was confronting the security forces in an antiterrorist operation was not part of any peaceful political organization either; they were an instrument of violence and destabilization of the Venezuelan democracy.

Oscar Pérez was a commissioner of the Venezuelan investigative police, an expert in special operations and handling of explosives, of which he defected from the police forces on June 27, 2017; furthermore he stole a helicopter from that institution and committed two perverse crimes on the sky of the city of Caracas: he shot against the building of the Ministry of the Interior towards a terrace where a group of social communicators was celebrating the Day of the Journalist.

And immediately after, he threw four explosive elements (grenades) that impacted the building of the Supreme Court of Justice's (SCJ) headquarters which hoists the highest court of the Republic, this building also acts as a center of tender and initial education for children under 7 years, which also serves the families of workers of the SCJ.
From those actions, this evil character was turned into a political and media symbol of the so-called "Resistance", the name assumed by the political movement of insurrectional street violence in Venezuela.

Also, the protagonists of these outrageous acts were assumed as the symbol of armed challenge to the Venezuelan democracy and the Rule of Law. Perez's spectacular action occurred at the time the insurrectionary violence generated in the streets of some cities since April, was in an agonizing phase. With the glorification-and legitimization of their terrorist acts-two political objectives were sought:
To raise and promote the morale of violent factors and street violence that caused the death of 121 people, more than 2 thousand injuries and also incalculable material damage to the country.

To paint the picture of Venezuelan as a weakened State entity without public order control and without capacity to reduce opposing groups who challenge it using arms , which then gives reasons and excuses to those people from abroad to ask to "intervene for humanitarian reasons" with the Venezuelan democracy.

On December 18th of last year, a heavily armed paramilitary group led by Oscar Pérez assaulted a military command of the National Guard of Venezuela (GNB), located 25 minutes from the capital of the country.

On the said event, the terrorist group stole a lot of weapons of war to be used in acts of violence against the people of Venezuela,
In successive appearances in the international media Oscar Pérez ratified an armed path in order to achieve change of Government and furthermore announced new actions - in the first days of 2018, which would lead to what he described as a total collapse of the country's political life.

Oscar Pérez was a criminal and a terrorist who attacked unarmed civilians and who rose up in arms against the Rule of Law proclaiming himself the leader of a movement whose objective was to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro by violent means.
Since his first illegal action, the Venezuelan State Security Body ordered his capture, deploying a broad intelligence operative to find his whereabouts and bring him to justice, in the understanding that he was a very dangerous subject, expert in the use of weapons and with extensive knowledge in police and security matters. The actions committed by this group fall within the definition of "fear" according to the provisions of Article 4 of the Organic Law against Organized Crime and Terrorism Financing.

The police investigation and intelligence work carried out at the beginning of January led to the arrest of five citizens who were found to be linked to the terrorist and criminal actions committed by Oscar Pérez. It was demonstrated that the group received transfers of resources from abroad to finance their activities. The clues contributed by the detainees themselves and information given to the State by opposition spokesmen and the follow-up of the media appearances of the leader of this band, paid off in mid-January.

On January 15th, in a popular hamlet in the region of El Junquito which is located very close to Caracas, a residence was identified where apparently the terrorist cell led by Oscar Pérez was found. Security officials tried to mediate with the group, trying to convince all of them to peacefully commit and surrender to justice.
While peacefully negotiating with them, the group attacked the police commission and tried to blow up a vehicle with explosives, leaving two police officers dead and eight officials seriously injured.

At that moment, a communication operation begun, Oscar Pérez started to issue a series of messages via social networks in which he manipulated the events and was indicating that he wants to surrender but they were being prevented,a confrontation then takes place between them and the police in which the aftermath is the death of seven members of the criminal gang including Oscar Pérez himself.
In the town of El Junquito there was no such thing as a massacre, nor any extrajudicial execution as has been falsely misinformed by news agencies and international media. In the context of an anti-terrorist operation, there was an armed confrontation with a group of criminals who unfortunately managed to produce casualties in the police forces.

The Minister of Interior, Justice and Peace of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela informed the press about the results of the operation. From the information provided, the following facts are recorded:
The criminal gang led by Oscar Perez was heavily armed with high-caliber weapons, part of which was stolen from the post of the National Guard of Venezuela (GNB, acronym in Spanish) during the confrontations last December.

Evidences were found that show that the group was preparing an attack in which they would detonate a vehicle in front of an Embassy in the capital, or in a place of great influence and interest. The police investigations point to the group's intention to commit this terrorist act against the diplomatic headquarters of the Republic of Cuba in Caracas, the state security agencies successfully prevented this group from executing this and other more terrorist acts.

The evidence of the connections, political and logistical contacts that facilitated the work of Oscar Pérez and his terrorist gang, as well as financing from abroad was collected. The security agencies and the Prosecution are continuing with the investigations into the case.

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