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Venezuela’s Maduro Says He Wants to Stick Anti-Socialist Twitter Users ‘in Prison for 30 Years’


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Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro told viewers on national television he wished he could sentence opposition members to 30-year prison sentences for their tweets.

Maduro referred particularly to tweets against his regime’s imposition of a fabricated lawmaking body on the Venezuelan people, designed to usurp the power of the democratically-elected National Assembly and draft a new constitution.

“They went crazy on Twitter. Even with just the tweets that they published is good enough to stick all of them in prison for 30 years,” Maduro said in a speech in front of his delegates. “I am not a dictator, but sometimes I feel like becoming one against those sons of guns”:


LO ÚLTIMO | Maduro pide 30 años para opositores por tuitear contra el proceso de la ANC y pide acabar con la inmunidad parlamentaria.



In a speech in front of his new delegates, Maduro also pledged to “eliminate the parliamentary immunities that generate impunity,” as he seeks to dissolve the power of elected lawmakers and replace them with socialist delegates hand-picked by the regime.

Maduro’s comments follow last Sunday’s “sham” election in Venezuela, designed to consolidate his authority through the creation of a parallel legislature, the “national constituents’ assembly.” The day was marred by violence, as over a dozen people were killed including a candidate and two teenagers, while police arrested over 100 people.

Following that election, Venezuela’s Secret Police (Sebin) stormed the homes of opposition leader Leopoldo López and rightful mayor of Caracas Antonio Ledezma, taking the two men away over alleged violations of their house arrest provisions.

Ledezma has been detained for years without being convicted or tried for a crime, though he had been transferred to house arrest for medical reasons. According to Venezuelan paper El Nacionalthe socialist regime claimed Ledezma had “violated” his release provisions with a plan to flee the country. He has since been returned to house arrest.


First, they came for the Tweets...



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