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Venezuela's chief prosecutor asks ICC to arrest Maduro

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posted on Nov, 18 2017 @ 02:45 AM
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Venezuela’s sacked former chief prosecutor has asked the international criminal court to capture and try Nicolás Maduro and other top officials for crimes against humanity over murders by police and military officers.

Luisa Ortega, who broke with Maduro this year after working closely with the ruling Socialist party for a decade, was fired in August after she opposed Maduro’s plan to create an all-powerful legislature called the constituent assembly. She fled the country and has traveled the world denouncing alleged acts of corruption and violations of human rights.

Ortega said her complaint, filed on Wednesday with the Hague-based tribunal, was prompted by some 8,290 deaths between 2015 and 2017 at the hands of officials who received instructions from the government.

“[They happened] under the orders of the executive branch, as part of a social cleansing plan carried out by the government,” she told reporters in the Hague.


source: The Guardian

I recently posted an article here about Venezuela defaulting on their debt. This has put their country on a financial precipice, when it was already in a precarious state. This combined with the significant civil unrest in the country could prove career ending to the beleaguered Maduro.

Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor, a loyal "Chavista," has accused Maduro of sanctioning "torture, extrajudicial killings and arbitrary arrests."

Human rights watch dog groups were concerned about these instances, including several military actions taken by the government. This includes "Operations to Free the People" which was frequently used to crack down on opposition protesters.

Terrible to see the flagrant human rights abuses in Venezuela. Peace and prosperity to their people, and praying they take their country back from this dictator.

Are we seeing the collapse of Maduro's regime unfolding? Will this be the incident that prompts the international community to decry Maduro's crimes and stand united against tyranny?
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posted on Nov, 18 2017 @ 02:54 AM
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Eager nations are waiting impatiently for the inevitable collapse Venezuela is going to encounter, those who are interested in actual international political influence should look closely at Venezuela.



posted on Nov, 18 2017 @ 02:56 AM
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Will this be the incident that prompts the international community to decry Maduro's crimes and stand united against tyranny?




Venezuela is the sixth largest member of OPEC by oil production.



Cartel of the Suns (Spanish: Cartel de los Soles) describes a Venezuelan organization allegedly headed by high-ranking members of the Armed Forces of Venezuela who are involved in international drug trade.


Nope. They like Maduro right where he is.



posted on Nov, 18 2017 @ 03:34 AM
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originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: JBurns

Eager nations are waiting impatiently for the inevitable collapse Venezuela is going to encounter, those who are interested in actual international political influence should look closely at Venezuela.



I wonder what investments China has in Venezuela.



posted on Nov, 18 2017 @ 05:35 AM
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