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Church demands list of detained protesters

20 February 2014 | by Isabel de Bertodano | Comments: 0

Venezuela

The Venezuelan bishops have demanded that the Government publish a list of all the people detained during anti-government protests last week.The protests, during which three people were killed and 100 arrested, are part of growing political tension in the country, with opposition groups demonstrating against the Government of Nicolás Maduro.In a statement the bishops condemned the Government’s “criminalisation” of people who were exercising their right to protest. They denounced arbitrary detentions, questioned the location of the detention centre and suggested there was “cruel treatment towards detainees”.The Bishops’ Conference Commission for Justice and Peace demanded a list of names of detainees and their alleged crimes “to guarantee th ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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