Venezuela: Journalist, lawyer charged for money laundering after protest

Posted on September 5, 2016 • Filed under: Conflicts, Latin America News, Venezuela Girish Gupta reported

A prominent journalist and lawyer on the Venezuelan island of Margarita was charged Monday with money laundering and will remain behind bars, according to family and a rights group, following his detention after publicizing a protest against President Nicolas Maduro.

Videos published by activists, purportedly from the locality of Villa Rosa, showed scores of people banging pots and pans and jeering the socialist leader on Friday evening.

More than 30 people were briefly detained, activists said on Saturday, in part of what the opposition is calling a major crackdown by the socialist government during a campaign for a referendum to recall Maduro. Read Article

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