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Opposition political leader arrested after criticizing Maduro government on social media and inciting hatred – Observer

Opposition political leader arrested after criticizing Maduro government on social media and inciting hatred – Observer

A Spanish newspaper reported that Venezuelan political police arrested a member of the Civic Encounter party on Wednesday, after he was accused of inciting hatred on his social networks by criticizing the government of Nicolas Maduro. El Pais.

According to the newspaper, the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) appeared at the home of activist Nelson Pineiro around midnight, without a search warrant, and entered through the window due to the deputy’s resistance to opening the door.

The opposition party member was transferred to Sebin’s headquarters in Naguanaja, north of Valencia. Her arrest was announced by former presidential candidate and founder of Encuentro Ciudadano, Delsa Solorzano in X.

“Today Nelson is another political prisoner of this dictatorship that has already arrested 300 citizens for thinking differently.”reads his post.

The Venezuelan opposition political coalition, Plataforma Unitaria, has already condemned the judicial action against Pinheiro, criticizing the absence of authorization as well as the argument used by the police forces to justify the action, which focused only on the publications issued in social network (former Twitter) of the militant, he says La Repubblica.

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The remaining opposition parties have applied for the support of international humanitarian organizations to mediate on behalf of the activist, and, like Solorzano, have proposed documenting the case so it can be used against the Maduro government. El Pais.

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Pinheiro family members – his son said in a video – They have already requested assistance from lawyers from the Venezuelan NGO Foro Penal (FP), defender of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).