Venezuelan government officials say Fernando Albán, a 56-year-old city councilor in the capital of Caracas and Maduro critic, died by suicide after jumping out a tenth floor window of the Bolivarian Intelligence Service, the country's top intelligence agency.
But Maduro critics have accused the regime of murdering Albán as part of a massive crackdown on opposition groups and human rights activists.
Albán was arrested on Friday for his alleged involvement in the apparent assassination attempt on August 4
, when armed drones flew toward Maduro during a speech at a military parade. Two loud explosions were heard and while Maduro escaped the attack unharmed, seven members of Venezuela's national guard were injured.