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REDACTED Page 168 of 190 the so-called plan to assassinate President Maduro and perpetrate a coup in Venezuela. Cabello appeared on his TV show with several members of the High Command as guests, including Mayor of the Libertador Municipality, Jorge Rodríguez. Rodríguez unveiled a recording comprising several conversations involving Pedro Mario Burelli (former board member of Petroleos de Venezuela and Venezuelan businessman living in the United States) talking with an unidentified member of the Venezuelan military about the alleged conspiracy.735 Jorge Rodriguez also showed alleged emails sent by María Corina Machado to several politicians that according to Rodríguez were member of the extreme right, including constitutional lawyer Gustavo Tarre Briceño, former governor and presidential candidate Henrique Salas Römer, and former presidential candidate and Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations Diego Arria.736 On the same day, the General Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Díaz called nine people to appear before her office in order to give testimony on their alleged involvement in the plot to assassinate President Maduro. Ortega Díaz stated that given the certainty that three of them would not attend she had decided to issue an arrest warrant against them: former governor of the Federal District Diego Arria; External former Director of PDVSA Pedro Mario Burelli and lawyer Ricardo Koesling. The General Prosecutor also ordered that student leader and member of Popular Will Gabriela Arellano must appear as a witness before her office and before the SEBIN on June 17, 2014.737 On June 30, 2014, a cyber security forensics expert stated that the emails used by the GoV to accuse political opponents and U.S. diplomats of conspiring to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro last month were fake. The expert was hired by Pedro Mario Burelli in an effort to clear his name.738 Gabriela Arellano was eventually accused of “conspiracy" on January 16, 2015, by the 735 TELESUR. (2014) Revelan nuevas pruebas sobre plan magnicida en Venezuela. Telesur. [Online] 12 June. Available from: en-Venezuela-20140613-0094.html [Accessed 26 October, 2015] 736 TELESUR. (2014) Al descubierto plan de magnicidio en Venezuela. Telesur. [Online] 28 May. Available from: 20140528-0015.html [Accessed 26 October, 2015] 737 EL TIEMPO. (2014) Fiscalía dictó orden de captura contra Arria, Burelli y Koesling. El Tiempo. [Online] 12 June. Available from: captura-contra-arria-burelli-y-koesling/142446 [Accessed 26 October, 2015] 738 DE CÓRDOBA, J. (2014) Expert Says Emails Used to Accuse Maduro Opponents of Assassination Plot Are Fake

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