Saab: Right Wing’s Amnesty Law seeks for self-forgiveness

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The ombudsman of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, said Friday that the amnesty laws have been described worldwide as standards of self-forgiveness.

A reflection emerged from the amnesty law adopted by the circumstantial majority of the National Assembly (NA) of the South American country.

A law is born to improve others that preceded it, however, the opposite is true in this bill because it is detrimental to the vindication and justice for the 43 deaths and over 800 injured in the violent protests which happened in 2014, said the Venezuelan Ombudsman.

“In the first (amnesty) law bill which had 43 articles is proven the covering up of crimes so that, in the case of the process on which the causes are followed is shown a complaint for murder”, these people would be exempt from criminal prosecution, as explained the official.

Contradictorily in the first bill they did not devoted an article to the national reconciliation and, after the reactions against, they had to include it in the new project, as recalled Tarek William Saab.

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He analyzed that the amnesty laws passed in other countries study facts and events, but are careful not to pronounce names and surnames. He considered that it should run through the figure of the subject of criminal proceedings by complete name.

Given this, he mentioned the former mayor of Táchira state (southwest), Daniel Ceballos, who was arrested in March 2014 on charges of civil rebellion, conspiracy and racketeering charges, to whom was applied the benefit of house arrest.

Also the former Metropolitan Mayor Antonio Ledezma, indicted on charges of conspiracy and racketeering, was benefited in September 2015 with house arrest.

On March 29 the National Assembly (NA) approved in a second debate the amnesty law to leave unpunished acts of violation of human rights.

The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, said that he would not approve this law and it will be sent to the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) to determine its constitutionality.