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OAS secretary general condemns repression of peaceful demonstration in Venezuela
Published on April 6, 2017Email To Friend    Print Version

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OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro

WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, on Wednesday condemned the use of tear gas, gunfire, rubber bullets and repression against peaceful demonstrations in Venezuela.

What happened today in Caracas, Almagro said, "leads me to condemn in the strongest terms the brutal repression carried out by the government of Venezuela against demonstrators in the streets of the Venezuelan capital."

The demonstration, which took place under the protection of the right to freedom of expression and freedom of protest, in favour of the removal of the judges of the Supreme Court of Justice, was violently suppressed by the Bolivarian National Police, which was joined by civilian forces in the service of the authoritarian regime installed in Caracas.

According to Almagro, this new incident constitutes yet another violation of the civil and political rights of the population, while at the same time violating the right to life and physical integrity of the Venezuelan opposition.

"It is absolutely unacceptable that the authoritarian lawlessness that has led the Venezuelan government to abandon democracy through a self-imposed coup d'etat, and to place itself outside the Inter-American constitutional legality, has once again turned itself against its own people in repression," he said.

"As secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS)," Almagro said, "I am once again obliged to demand that the Venezuelan government immediately stop violating the rule of law, reestablish democracy, recognize the civil and political liberties of the people, and immediately end this repression."
 
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