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Opposition deputy's defense attorney: No offense has been committed

If Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz determines probable cause, Deputy María Corina Machado will have to appear at the Supreme Tribunal of Justice

Opposition Deputy María Corina Machado (Carlos García Rawlins: Reuters)
EL UNIVERSAL
Thursday March 20, 2014  04:18 PM
Venezuela's Parliament has requested the Attorney General Office to ascertain whether probable cause exists for the impeachment of opposition Deputy María Corina Machado. The dissenter is charged with offenses related to her   involvement in anti-government protests, which have claimed a death toll of 31 since February 12.

Parliament's Speaker Diosdado Cabello prepared the action whereby Machado is accused of treason, terrorist acts, instigation to commit crimes; homicide, and conspiracy.

If Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz determines probable cause, Machado will have to appear at the Supreme Tribunal of Justice.

"There are no offenses; charges are brought without any grounds whatsoever; liability is found without holding a trial or exercising any (right to) defense; imprisonment takes places for no reason, isolating detainees and subjecting them to punishment or any sort of intimidation; and on top of all this tragic scenario, appeals for dialogue and peace are made," defense Attorney Alberto Arteaga Sánchez contested.

Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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