Kerry says US concerned about Venezuela unrest - Israel News, Ynetnews
 
ynetnews
web


   Israel News

Israel News
World News
Israel Opinion
Jewish
Israel Business
Israel Culture
Israel Travel
Breaking News

 

Kerry says US concerned about Venezuela unrest

Published: 02.16.14, 07:18 / Israel News

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State John Kerry voiced alarm Saturday at "senseless violence" that has broken out during protests in Venezuela and heavily criticized the detention of anti-government demonstrators.

 

With supporters and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro's leftist government staging rival rallies in Caracas, following protests over soaring inflation and basic goods shortages, Kerry said he was deeply concerned.

 

"We are particularly alarmed by reports that the Venezuelan government has arrested or detained scores of anti-government protesters

and issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez," the top US diplomat said in a statement.

 

"These actions have a chilling effect on citizens' rights to express their grievances peacefully," it added.

On Saturday, the anti-government protesters demanded the release of about 100 detained students and other opposition activists, and called for an end to police repression on what is now the 12th day of street protests. (AFP)

 

  PrintPrint  Send to friendSend to friend   
Tag with Del.icio.us Bookmark to del.icio.us




 

RSS RSS | About | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of use | Advertise with us | Site Map

Site developed by  YIT Advanced Technology Solutions