Venezuela Asks UN to Assess Opposition’s Amnesty Law Proposal

Venezuela’s foriegn minister denounced the proposed amnesty law, which would free politicians imprisoned for inciting violence and other criminal acts.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez on Wednesday asked the United Nations to evaluate the amnesty law being proposed by the country’s right-wing opposition in the National Assembly in an attempt to violate the country’s constitution through the bill, which would free politicians imprisoned for inciting violence and other criminal acts.

“We request the high commission for human rights to carry out a judicial study to evaluate the legality of this legislative proposal, which violates human rights,” Delcy Rodriguez told the 31st session of the U.N. human rights council in Geneva.

During her speech, the foreign minister emphasized the role played by her country in promoting domestic human rights, through the expansion of political inclusion, education and health along with the eradication of poverty.

“The social achievements under our revolution continue,” She stated.

Rodriguez went on to issue support with the people of Palestine against the policies of Israel, calling on the Human Rights Council be free of politicization, selectivity and double standards.

During the sidelines of the U.N. event, Foreign Minister Rodriguez took time to meet with Palestinian counterpart, Riad al-Malki, where the pair discussed a variety of initiatives to strengthen cooperation.

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