I mean, if Maduro is so bent on rounding up his political opponents, why is that CIA stooge allowed to run freely, while openly calling for a foreign military power to invade his country and topple its government?
I liked the part where they glossed over the fact that Maduro had released a political prisoner and then spun it into Guaido not being happy that a political prisoner was released, because taking political prisoners is completely normal and not worth mentioning that Maduro has been taking political prisoners.
All is acceptable in the name of socialism.So, you're questioning whether or not Maduro is taking political prisoners?
When have you ever voiced concerns about political prisoners? I've never seen it before.When have I ever suggested that I'm not concerned about a regime that takes purely political prisoners? (or worse, sanctions hits on them like the Saudi's or the Turks)
You mistake my distaste for Assange as a lack of give a **** regarding actual political prisoners.
Would you also like me to pontificate on every fucking basic truism before you accept that I believe it?When have you ever voiced concerns about political prisoners?
In the UK? Failing to appear for an extradition hearing from the Swedish charges. In the US, maybe the espionage act. Maybe conspiracy to commit "computer intrusion" (as part of the Chelsea Manning breach).Please do name his crimes.
You find Venezula objectionable but when I post anything about Honduras -- and the right wing thugs brought in with a Clinton/Obama coup -- nothing. They don't imprison their political opponents, they murder them -- with the help of the US.
The broad umbrella of those whom the opposition consider to be political prisoners fit into these three categories; 1) officials (largely police officers) who have been tried, found guilty and sentenced for their participation in the 2002 massacre and coup attempt against Chavez which left 29 people dead and hundreds injured; 2) Politicians and student leaders who are being accused of inciting violence during the isolated guarimba protests from February to May of this year, which resulted in 41 deaths, including nine deaths of security forces 3) Those who have been detained and brought in for questioning due to suspicions over their involvement in the trafficking of contraband (basic goods that should be sold with adherence to strict price controls but, are instead being sold in an informal and speculative market in Venezuela or trafficked across the Colombian border for a profit.) Additionally, there are members of the political class such as Judge María Lourdes Afiuni, who was sentenced after allowing a businessman convicted on corruption charges to exit her courtroom in order to flee the country.
Would you kindly get your other lefty ass source to read this lefty ass source, because the last lefty ass source called the guy released a "political prisoner". I didn't choose the term, your source did.Here's some details on Venezula's 'political prisoners' you won't find in corporate media:
In the face of arrests, trials, and detentions of opposition and student leaders, allegations of political repression in Venezuela are circulating international and private national press. The Venezuelan government and its supporters adamantly reject the claim that Venezuela has any political...venezuelanalysis.com