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  • Venezuela’s Attorney General Tareck William Saab speaks during a press conference.

    Venezuela’s Attorney General Tareck William Saab speaks during a press conference. | Photo: VTV

Published 12 March 2019

William Saab said that these accusations add to those related to Guaido’s calls for criminal acts.

Venezuela’s Attorney General Tareck William Saab said that his Venezuelan Public Ministry has started an investigation against Juan Guaido, the lawmaker of the country’s National Assembly, which has been in contempt since 2016, over his alleged participation in the recent sabotage to the electric grid system in Venezuela.

The measure, which was reported to the Supreme Court of Justice, is meant to investigate whether the opposition lawmaker has acted as the mastermind behind the electric outage in the country that began last Thursday.

"We started a new investigation that joins the one that began on Jan. 29, against the citizen Juan Guaidó for his alleged participation in the attack on the electric system." informed the country’s attorney.

William Saab said that these accusations add to those related to Guaido’s calls for criminal acts related to the "promotion of violence and even instigation of looting, there are messages inciting looting, robbery, with the excuse of economic needs of the population.”

"Electrical sabotage is not a casual occurrence, it is part of an increasingly desperate escalation to overthrow a legitimately constituted government," the Venezuelan state official added during his speech.


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