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Monday, August 25th, 2014
Appeal to the Venezuelan public and government
Early July Bernhard Heidbreder was arrested by Venezuelan security forces in Merida. Since then the formally German national has been held in custody in Caracas. German authorities are seeking Bernhard’s extradition based on ongoing criminal investigations
against him. According to the German authorities, Bernhard and two other persons are accused of having been members of the militant leftwing group the K.O.M.I.T.E.E.. In 1994 this group committed an arson attack on a building of the German armed forces
(Bundeswehr). In 1995 a planned attack on a remodeled deportation camp was abandoned before it took place. Due to these actions by the group K.O.M.I.T.E.E., Bernhard could face a serious prison sentence if he were to be extradited to Germany.
Bernhard and the other two accused have absconded from the German judiciary. Almost 20 years ago they managed to disappear and created a new life for themselves.
We are old friends of Bernhard and we do not know what has been happening for him or the other two. But we do know that under no circumstances does he want to be extradited to Germany. This is why we are addressing the Venezuelan public and the Government with this open letter. (more…)