“The regional committee of the PCV in the state of Apure condemns the heinous murder of our comrade José Urbina at his home”, the party's statement said.
Urbina was a member of the PCV and a “leader who devoted his whole life to the struggle for the defense of people’s rights”, as well as a “popular communicator”.
"Comrade José Urbina had been developing a positive political and social activity in defense of the communities in the town of Puerto Páez, which led him to have contradictions with officials of the State security forces who even threatened his physical integrity", reads a statement of the Political Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party.
The PCV statement adds: "Comrade José Urbina always acted openly and transparently in the exercise of the defense of the interests of the people, in promoting the PCV's policy among the masses".
The Communist Party has called on the Ministry of Public Affairs to “conduct the necessary investigations so that this crime does not go unpunished”.