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Socialist International rejects political persecution in Venezuela

In the meeting of the Council of the Socialist International (SI), the organization agreed to ask the Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE) to attend the upcoming parliament vote as an observer

EL UNIVERSAL
Tuesday July 07, 2015  04:46 PM
A delegation of opposition political party Un Nuevo Tiempo (UNT) attended the Council of the Socialist International (SI) on July 6-7 in New York and asked the organization to advocate the release of Venezuelan political prisoners and the return of the exiled, and to reject political persecution, said Enrique Márquez, the President of UNT, according to a press release.

Márquez added that the meeting of the Council of SI, the organization agreed to ask the Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE) to attend the upcoming parliament vote as an observer next December 6.

In addition, Marquéz pointed out that the Council of the SI urged its member countries to oversee and ensure the right to freedom of expression and democratic values, in reference to the issue of harassment against independent media in Venezuela. 
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