Maduro for Christmas release from prison, about 80 opposition representatives

The administration of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro promised to release 80 people detained for participating in anti-government demonstrations. About it reports Reuters.

Mercy will be able to spend Christmas with family. The verdict for them was mitigated, and in some cases replaced by community service.

At the moment, released 36 members of the opposition, which the authorities promised to release as a goodwill gesture.

Among the released prisoners – former provincial mayor Alfredo Ramos and opposition electoral adviser Roberto Picon.

According to human rights activists, the authorities detained about 270 political prisoners.

Maduro said that all of them are in jail for justified charges of plotting to overthrow the government.

In early April, in Venezuela, began anti-government demonstrations. In may, the protests intensified after President Nicolas Maduro decided to convene a constitutional Assembly to change the Constitution. In August, the newly elected Assembly had terminated the powers of the Parliament of Venezuela. The opposition said that the way Maduro usurping power. During the protests in the country killed more than 100 people.




Maduro for Christmas release from prison, about 80 opposition representatives 25.12.2017

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