The Venezuelan government rejected the attacks against a group of journalists perpetrated during a demonstration in the capital of the country. This group was protesting against an education bill that was being discussed in the National Assembly. There were also people demonstrating in favor of the proposal. Criminal, Penal, and Scientific Investigations Unit (CICPC) and the Attorney General's Office are already carrying out the proceedings to investigate and impose the respective sanctions.
Bellow the Statement from the Minister of Communication and Information:
Bolivarian Government Rejects Violent Acts Committed in Caracas Downtown
The Minister of People's Power for Communication and Information Blanca Eckhout, on behalf of the government, rejects violent acts
The Corp of Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations (CICPC) and the Attorney General's Office started proceedings to impose the respective sanctions
The Bolivarian government, through the Ministry of People's Power for Communication and Information, strongly rejects the violent acts committed on August 13, 2009 in Caracas downtown.
In a democracy like ours, in the heart of a Revolution promoting peace, solidarity and humanism, differences must be resolved with constructive ideas and dialogue.
The Corp of Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations (CICPC) and the Attorney General's Office have already started the proceedings to impose sanctions.
We ratify our commitment to the defense of the principles and foundations established in the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Caracas, August 13, 2009
Minister of People's Power for Communication and Information
Press Unit of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States / August 14, 2009