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Ex Pdvsa workers to resort to the IACHR court and others

Non-governmental organization Gente del Petróleo rejected fines and denied having caused damages to the facilities of Venezuelan state-run oil company Pdvsa

The oil company imposed sanctions and fines on 180 ex-workers (File photo)
EL UNIVERSAL
Thursday December 06, 2012  04:37 PM
Sanctions and fines imposed by Venezuelan state-owned oil company Pdvsa on a group of 180 ex-workers for the losses reported during a nationwide civic strike (2002-2003) that halted the oil industry will be challenged in national and international courts. 

Representing 18 of the Pdvsa ex-workers, lawyer Alfredo Romero told EFE that they would wait until Friday, when "such fines will be officially announced after a two-month irregular administrative process. Then, we will file an appeal" with the relevant contentious administrative courts.

The case will also be brought to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR Court), "Torture will continue for them and their relatives, particularly now when they may face a criminal trial," including fines, which are nothing but "non-sense confiscations."

Non-governmental organization Gente del Petróleo has publicly rejected the fines. They claim that the oil facilities were in perfect conditions (when the strike ended). This allowed the new directors to resume operations in no time. All the accidents regarded as sabotage took place when the new managers took control. They lacked expertise."

Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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