Venezuelan VP holds top dissenter liable for events in Cuban Embassy
Venezuelan vice-president called for the rejection of any attack against "revolutionary Cuba" and regarded demonstration nearby Cuban Embassy as "despicable"
Maduro's statements were issued in response to a student demonstration staged on Thursday nearby the Cuban Embassy. The vice-minister claimed that the students involved are militants of the right-wing and attempted to break in, "just like on April 11, 2002."
Maduro remarked that the authorities performed their duties. He also warned that both the General Attorney and the courts have been requested to be alert to any event.
The vice-president called for the rejection of any attack against "revolutionary and decent Cuba" and regarded the demonstration as "despicable."
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.