25 abr. 2013

Post-elections violent acts left 9 deaths and 78 injured

Caracas, 24 Abr. AVN.- Venezuela's Attorney General, Luisa Ortega Diaz, said Wednesday the violence caused by the former presidential losing candidate, Henrique Capriles, on Monday April 15, left 9 dead and 78 injured Venezuelans.
Speaking to media, she offered a balance of investigations of such violence.
She explained that these events came as a result of irresponsible calls by some political actors to harm persons and institutions in the country, including integral diagnostic centers (CDI), Food Markets (Mercal), Food Producer and Distributor (Pdval) and locations of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).
"On April 14 were held in Venezuela the elections for President of the Republic, and after the governing body (National Electoral Council) issued the results, there were calls, through some media and networks like Twitter and others by direct and subliminal messages, encouraging citizens to engage in street actions. Hostile actions against the law, which led to a sector of the public to attack another sector of the population," Ortega Diaz recalled.
According to the statement presented by the Attorney, in La Limonera sector, in Miranda state, two deaths occurred when a group of people linked to the opposition, in a hostile and violent attitude, hindered the free movement.
"At that time, a group of people linked to Chavez was passing by and the opposition group, from a vehicle, proceeded to make some gun shots, which hit two people, who were Luis Ponce Ordoñez and Rosa Ines del Valle Reyes" she said, indicating that a person is detained for the crime of aggravated homicide by ignoble motives.
In the Antonio Romero parish in Maracaibo, Zulia state, occurred the death of two children 11 and 12 years old.
"It was in the Antonio Romero parish, where a group of Chavez supporters were celebrating the victory of Nicolas Maduro in presidential elections on April 14. This celebration was hit by a truck, in an action full of hatred, because not only attacked once but moved backwards and attacked them again, leaving a toll of two dead people," said Luisa Ortega Diaz.
She explained that in this case, the truck is retained and there is an arrest warrant against the alleged perpetrator.
She also added that Johan Antonio Hernandez Acosta died in the state of Zulia, specifically in the main street of the Music Barrio, where he was hit by a vehicle with features associated with the opposition.
Besides, in Zulia Luis Eduardo Garcia Polanco also died around the National Electoral Council (CNE), in Maracaibo, which was besieged by the right factors.
In Sucre state was killed one person, identified as Ender Jose Bastardo, while in Tachira was reported the murder of Henry Rangel La Rosa, who was shot when he celebrated the triumph of Maduro in the presidential elections.
"He got shot by a group of motorcyclists, who according to eyewitnesses, could be opposition-friendly. In this case three people are arrested: Jesus Antonio Galvis, who was charged with the crime of murder, and two others who were charged with the offense of facilitating the crime of aggravated murder and whose names are Joel Antonio Contreras and Jose Omar Leon," he said.
Also in Tachira, Keber Guevara died, who was an officer of the National Bolivarian Police (PNB).
"These are the nine deaths that we have across the country, and certainly, they are related to events that occurred subsequently to the pronouncement of the electoral governing body and that triggered these violent acts," said Luisa Ortega Diaz.
AVN 24/04/2013 11:09