Remains of Fabricio Ojeda will be taken to the National Pantheon

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The remains of Fabricio Ojeda, one of the most emblematic figures in the struggle against Perez Jimenez’s dictatorship, and a known detractor of the Punto Fijo Pact, will be brought to the National Pantheon next January 23, at the request of the Bloc of the Homeland.

The announcement was made by the first Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, this Tuesday at a press conference in Caracas. The request was presented to the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, who ordered his immediate transfer.

This Wednesday will circulate in Official Gazette the decree that makes official the transfer of the remains of this martyr of the revolutionary struggles.

“For this January 23 we will accompany Fabricio Ojeda, from the cemetery to the Pantheon Nation, to be remembered as one of the heroes and martyrs of the Venezuelan revolutionary movement.”

The figure of Fabricio Ojeda, who from an early age lived in the left wing political life, emerged from the national popular movement that led the fight against the dictatorship of Marcos Pérez Jiménez and whose fight was betrayed.

This native of Trujillo state, born in the population of Boconó, began studies of journalism in 1955 at the Central University of Venezuela and in 1957 began his militancy in the ranks of the Patriotic Junta and organized the civilian movement of resistance to Perez Jimenez’s dictatorship.

Ojeda was elected deputy by the Federal District in 1958, a post from which he separated in June 1962, to join the armed struggle to the Armed Forces of National Liberation, where he was known as “Commander Robert”.

On October 12, 1962, at age 33, he was captured by the Army and sentenced by the Western War Council to 18 years and eight months in prison. A year later, in 1963, he escapes from the prison of Trujillo and reintegrated into the guerrillas.

At 37 years old, on June 17, 1966, Ojeda was captured in La Guaira and held in the cells of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces (SIFA); Four days later, on June 21, 1966, he was assassinated by the repressive agencies of the Homeland and the CIA.