22 de diciembre de 2016 11:48 AM
Actualizado el 22 de diciembre de 2016 11:57 AM
Venezuelan opposition Congress lawmaker Julio Borges on Wednesday branded “illegal” the detention of two leaders of opposition “Primero Justicia” (Justice First) party, Carlos García and Eduard Cogollo, in connection with recent violent acts occurred in south-eastern Apure state.
On December 11 this year, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced the withdrawal of VEB 100 banknotes from circulation, a measure that intensified the lack of cash and sparked off demonstrations nationwide.
According to a communiqué of the party, the two men were accused of offenses relating such violent acts.
“Carlos Andrés García was accused of qualified theft, violent damage, arson and public incitement to commit a crime. Eduard Cogollo was subjected on charges of criminal association, instigation to delinquency and violent damage,” Borges explained.
In that connection, the legislator urged the Executive Office to face the country’s ongoing crisis by implementing measures “translated into improvements” for the people rather than insisting on the “search of false culprits,” Efe reported.