Firefighters go to video trial comparing Maduro to donkey

Firefighters go to video trial comparing Maduro to donkey

Ricardo Prieto and Carlos Varón will be tried for hate speech and could be sentenced to 20 years in prison

Government of Maduro did not comment onMiraflores Palace / Press Release via Reuters / 3.9.2018Two Venezuelan firefighters who made a viral video portraying President Nicolás Maduro as a donkey were arrested on Sunday and will face trial for inciting hatred and could spend up to 20 years in prison if convicted, human rights groups said.41-year-old Ricardo Prieto and 45-year-old Carlos Varón were arrested by military counterintelligence officials Wednesday at their headquarters in western Merida, according to the human rights observatory at the University of the Andes of Merida, who is following the case.See tooFirefighters arrested after comparing Maduro to donkeyMinister denounces 'US coup project' in VenezuelaFollow the international news of portal R7The pair appeared on Sunday before Judge Carlos Márquez, who ordered them to be arrested on charges of violating a hate-fighting law that was passed last year, the observatory and the human rights group Criminal Forum sai...


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