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Reporters Without Borders calls ban on media "state censorship"
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Wednesday January 25, 2006  10:57 AM

International organization Reporters Without Borders Tuesday condemned a court ruling banning Venezuelan media from disclosing any details of the judicial investigation into the November 2004 murder of public prosecutor Danilo Anderson or mentioning a key witness in the case.

"The Danilo Anderson case is fraught with political and media repercussions as two opposition journalists are accused of being among the instigators of the judge's murder and certain independent news media have questioned the credibility of Giovanny Vásquez, the prosecution witness against these two journalists," Reporters Without Borders said.

"We fear this 'obstruction of justice' procedure is a judicial device for the government to yet again settle some scores with the privately-owned media and at the same time subject them to state censorship," the press freedom organization added.

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Venezuela terms "unreasonable" UN request to release López

LOPEZ CASE The Venezuelan mission at the United Nations in Geneva has sent a notice to the Office of United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights (UNCHR) labeling as "unreasonable" the latter's petition to release Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López.

Rajoy concerned about situation of dissenter Leopoldo López

HUMAN RIGHTS Spanish President Mariano Rajoy and Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, gathered on Wednesday in Madrid. At the meeting, Rajoy expressed his concerns about the detention of the dissenter, whose immediate release was requested by the United Nations in a resolution issued recently.

Tintori: UN request is ignored as justice is "militarized" in Venezuela

LOPEZ'S CASE Lilian Tintori, the wife of detained opposition leader Leopoldo López, asserted on Tuesday that "justice is militarized in Venezuela," because the Venezuelan government "has not observed" the resolution issued by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations (UN) asking for the release of her husband.

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