USA: OAS adopts resolution condemning arrest of Venezuelan opposition leader Zambrano

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) approved a resolution rejecting the violation of the parliamentary immunity of Venezuela's National Assembly representatives, and condemned the arrest of the First Vice President of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Edgar Zambrano Ramirez, during a meeting in Washington, DC, on Monday. The document was approved during a special... Еще meeting held at OAS headquarters at the request of the permanent representation of Venezuela. «The arbitrary arrest of Edgar Zambrano, First Vice President of Venezuela's National Assembly, is an unacceptable and illegal act that is yet another reflection of the repression of the former Maduro regime. This is an attack on the independence of the nation's democratically elected legislative branch and is part of the Maduro regime's continued attempts to crush dissent and free debate in Venezuela», said US Representative Edward Heartney. Heartney also demanded the immediate release of Zambrano, claiming that Maduro's regime «is not interested in constitutional solutions to the Venezuelan people's problems.» Venezuelan opposition politician Edgar Zambrano was arrested in Caracas by intelligence agents on May 8, for supporting the April 30 revolt organised by opposition leader Juan Guaido.

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