Venezuela: Opposition Leader Convicted for Criticizing Government

Posted on July 24, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Human Rights Latin America, Politics

The conviction of Oswaldo Álvarez Paz for disseminating “false information” – on the basis of his criticism of the Chávez government – is a move against free speech in Venezuela, Human Rights Watch said today. Venezuela should revoke its law that criminalizes disseminating “false information,” Human Rights Watch said. Read Article

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