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Fernando Albán Salazar

Venezuelan politician

Fernando Albán Salazar is ...


Born 1 October 1962 in Colombia
Died 8 October 2018 in Caracas
Age 56 years

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship Venezuela
Birth name Fernando Alberto Alb\u00e1n Salazar
Occupation politician and lawyer
Position held councillor

About Fernando Albán Salazar

Fernando Albán Salazar was a Venezuelan politician and lawyer, born on October 1, 1962. He was a member of the Primero Justicia party and served as a councilman for the Libertador Municipality in Caracas. Albán was also a member of the National Assembly and served as an advisor to the mayor of Caracas.

Albán was known for his dedication to public service and his commitment to democracy. He was a vocal critic of the Venezuelan government and its policies, particularly its handling of the country's economic crisis. Albán was also a strong advocate for human rights and was involved in efforts to promote democracy and freedom in Venezuela.

Tragically, Albán's life was cut short when he died in October 2018 while in the custody of the Venezuelan government. His death was widely condemned by human rights organizations and political leaders around the world. The Venezuelan government claimed that Albán had committed suicide by jumping from a window while in custody, but many believe that he was killed by the government.

Albán's death sparked outrage and protests in Venezuela and around the world. His legacy as a champion of democracy and human rights lives on, and his death serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for freedom and justice in Venezuela.


- "Fernando Albán: Venezuelan opposition politician dies in custody." BBC News, October 9, 2018.

- "Fernando Albán, Venezuelan opposition councilman, dies in custody." The Washington Post, October 9, 2018.

- "Venezuela: Fernando Albán's death in custody must be investigated." Amnesty International, October 10, 2018.

About Death

Albán was taken into SEBIN custody after his arrest, and was said after his death to be a suspect for the Caracas drone attack that had occurred two months earlier. He was seen by lawyer Joel García on Sunday after his arrest on Friday, but was reported dead on Monday, 8 October. The government states that he took his own life by jumping from a tenth floor window either whilst he was waiting to be transferred (Interior Minister Néstor Reverol's account) or whilst going to the bathroom (Saab's account) at around midday. According to anonymous sources that Julio Borges says are official, Albán was dead before he was thrown out of a window. According to William Jiménez, former coordinator of national investigations of the Caracas morgue, the autopsy revealed that water was found in Albán's lungs and Néstor Reverol ordered the report to be edited.

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