Facebook Posting: Venezuelan Blogger Arrested
The following message has been posted on Facebook reporting that a Venezuelan blogger has been arrested. I have not heard of this blogger, but what in the world is Chavez doing?
Hugo Chavez in his own madness to stop those who disagree with his hatred message continues the abuse against freedom of speech. On this date Chavez proceeded to shut down 34 radio stations basing his actions on many issues including not paying taxes, but the main reason seems to be politically motivated.
The following link is to a press bulletin from the Venezuelan chamber of radio stations (do not know the correct translation). The press bulletin expresses outrage for the closing of the radio stations without proper notification, and throwing many individuals into unemployment, and accuses Chavez of political motivation against the radio broadcasters.
Statement from Chavez’s new law:
Under Article 5 of the draft Special Law against Media Crimes, which will be submitted on Thursday by Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz for the consideration of the National Assembly, "Any person who discloses false news through a mass media outlet, causing serious disruption to public tranquility, panic or anxiety in the population, disruption of public order or a prejudice to the interests of the State, shall be punished with imprisonment from two to four years."
It is amazing that perhaps the new law against freedom of speech may be applicable to Chavez directly by adding that any person who creates serious disruption to public tranquility, panic or anxiety in the population, disruption of public order or a prejudice to the interests of the State, shall be punished with imprisonment from two to four years. Chavez seems guilty of allegedly causing major anguish and despair to Venezuelan citizens by his abusive hatred messages through this weekly monologue to the nation lasting hours at a time.
Venezuelans need help to restore democracy in the abused nations.
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