CARACAS, Friday February 01, 2013 | Update

Dissenter: Incitement to hatred fails to end political prisoners' issue

Opposition Deputy Edgar Zambrano submitted some papers to the International Red Cross in defense of individuals that he has regarded as political prisoners and exiles. The deputy also remarked that the Government's incitement to hatred is not consistent with the dispute settlement manual

Zambrano has taken sound steps for the release of political prisoners (File photo)
Friday February 01, 2013  04:25 PM
Opposition Deputy Edgar Zambrano submitted some papers to the International Red Cross in Caracas on Friday morning in defense of individuals regarded by him as political prisoners and exiles.

The deputy voiced critiques at the way the National Government, particularly Vice-President Nicolás Maduro, has dealt with the requests made by some of the relatives of the political prisoners and exiles, which seeks the adoption of humanitarian measures.

"The State must redesign its political approach in the country. This will only be possible by its recognition of the other, but taking incitement to hatred aside."

The deputy pointed out that nothing would be possible if the relatives of the more than 300,000 Venezuelans who have lost their lives in recent years in violent events are encouraged to retaliation.

"Should all victims' relatives are called upon to take revenge, then nothing provided for in the dispute settlement manual is been executed. Calling for hatred has nothing to do with autonomy or the independence of the branches of government," Zambrano remarked.

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