The Attorney General Office has subpoenaed Alberto Federico
Ravell, CEO of private news TV channel Globovisión, and
Leopoldo Castillo, host of talk show "Aló, Ciudadano"
with regard to the events denounced by Minister of Communication
and Information William Lara involving the station.
Based on a press release from the Attorney General Office, Ravell and Castillo should appear the morning of June 6 and June 7, respectively, to talk about the images that show an attack on Pope John Paul II in May 1981, concomitantly with the song "This is not the end," by singer Rubén Blades.
The shots were aired during TV program "Aló Ciudadano" where they held an interview with Empresas 1BC CEO Marcel Granier.
LOPEZ CASE HRW endorsed the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' call on Venezuela to release Leopoldo López.
LOPEZ CASE Without giving many details, Venezuelan Congress' Speaker Diosdado Cabello has claimed he saved opposition leader Leopoldo López's life, adding that there were no negotiations whatsoever days before the dissenter turned himself in to the Bolivarian National Guard earlier this year. "He (López) knew it (information about his possible assassination), too. Why did he turn himself in? He and his family were aware of that," said the legislator in an interview with daily newspaper El Universal.
HUMAN RIGHTS The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, expressed serious concern on Monday at the continued detention of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, as well as more than 69 other people who were arrested in the context of public protests that took place across Venezuela over several months starting in February this year.