United Nations have concern over detention of Venezuelan judge

Posted on December 27, 2011 • Filed under: Human Rights Latin America, Politics, Venezuela

The decision to extend the detention to the judge suspended 31 Control Caracas, Maria Lourdes Afiuni, concerned at the United Nations and as proof of this is that three speakers of the international organization have added their voices to condemn this fact and demand the release of the official.
“We are very concerned about the extent of the preventive measure of deprivation of liberty issued against Judge Afiuni Mora,” they said in a joint statement by the Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, the president-rapporteur of the Group on Arbitrary Detention, Hadji Malick Sow, and the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, as quoted by Efe agency. Read Article

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