Colombian Prosecutor’s Office requests indictment of Juan Guaidó and Cliver Alcalá in Venezuela Operation Gideon case

The lawyer of Yacsy Alexandra Álvarez Mirabal, the Venezuelan accused of helping to organize the military incursion from Colombia, asked Colombian prosecutors to name Guaidó and retired Major General Cliver Alcalá Cordones as co-conspirators in the Operation Gideon that was used to attack the Venezuelan people.

In a legal appeal filed this week with the prosecutor’s office, Alvarez’s lawyer, Pedro Alejandro Carranza Cepeda, stated that Guaidó and Alcalá “have a direct participation in the facts that are the object of investigation and trial” in his client’s case, being them “the leaders of an operation that allegedly seeks the freedom of the Venezuelan people.”

In a brief interview conducted in December from the prison where she is being held, Alvarez informed that she was only a translator who found herself trapped in a much more complex and dangerous situation than she thought and that she feared for her life.

For his part, Alcalá acknowledged having participated in the conspiracy with military men in the operation had as objectives, according to information from the Attorney General of the Republic, Tarek William Saab.

“In the first place, to kidnap the President of the Republic and other authorities in order to forcibly transfer them to the United States and install a puppet government.”

“In addition, they had planned attacks to the headquarters of the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN), the Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM), the Military Processing Center of Ramo Verde, against the communications infrastructure; as well as the hijacking of the International Airport of Maiquetía”, he said.