Venezuela's Maduro warns about plans against life of opposition leader
Acting president and ruling party presidential candidate Nicolás Maduro said opposition umbrella group Unified Democratic Panel needs new actors
Maduro also stated that the Venezuelan government is seriously interested in the respect of the political rights of the opposition leader.
The acting president remarked that "committing a violent act against Henrique Capriles Radonski has been planned as opposition candidates have failed to win anything; this is how they seek to settle in the Miraflores Palace." He added that there are some testimonies from Venezuelan military officials, who were approached by US military officials to incite them to commit violent acts in the country.
Maduro advised opposition parties to renew their leaderships and incorporate new actors after April 14 (presidential election), particularly that of opposition umbrella group Unified Democratic Panel (MUD).
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.