Ex police chief Iván Simonovis is taken to the hospital for medical tests
"Thanks to the support of our attorneys, the media and social networks, @simonovis was taken to hospital for medical treatment," his wife tweeted
"Thanks to the support of our attorneys, the media and social networks, @simonovis was taken to hospital for medical treatment," his wife and attorney Bony de Simonovis tweeted.
Simonovis' attorney José Luis Tamayo said that the inspector, sentenced to 30 years of prison for the events of April 11, 2002 was admitted to hospital until Wednesday. There, his treating doctors will conduct a battery of tests.
Last week, a letter by Simonovis was released concerning his support to ongoing talks between the government and the opposition with regard to the release of political prisoners and return of exiles.
"I welcome the initiative and once again embolden Venezuelans to back such proposal in a massive, democratic and sound manner," he noted.
Translated by Conchita Delgado
The El Perú police station, in El Callao municipality, south of Bolívar state, south Venezuela, came under sustained fire with more than 100 bullets smacking into its walls. According to police records, a gang of 15 gunmen identified as members of the so-called "mining unions" arrived on motorbikes in the evening of August 23 and began opening fire on the police station. They intended to get back a belt pack containing guns, bullets and memory storage devices.