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Germany is concerned about the arrests and victims of protests in Venezuela



January 30, 2019 10:25
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Updated January 30, 2019 10:30

The German government called on state bodies to “not try to strangle with violence” the demonstrations that the opposition called this Wednesday, and showed its skepticism before the proposal of President Nicolas Maduro to hold parliamentary elections.

“The right to a peaceful demonstration must be guaranteed,” said government spokesman Steffen Sebert, expressing “high concern” of his leader about the large number of victims, “including minors,” recorded in previous demonstrations.

Regarding the provision announced by Maduro, which provided for the holding of elections to the National Assembly, but not presidential, the Foreign Ministry spokesman recalled that their ranks lost in the last legislative elections, which allegedly explains their interest in anticipating them.

Rupert Colville, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said 77 minors were arrested for protesting against Maduro


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