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Imprisonment of Judge Afiuni in Venezuela

Ankara, 3 July 2010

Declaration of MEDEL about Judge Maria de Lourdes Afiuni from Venezuela

On December 2009 judge Maria Lourdes Mora Afiuni was arrested in the exercise of her duties in her official bureau, as a judge in Caracas (the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela), only because she has ruled a judicial decision.

The judge is detained since then with common delinquents, having been victim of attempts on his physical integrity

Medel condemn the imprisonment of judge Afiuni and the violations of hers fundamental rights.

Medel demand to the Venezuelan authorities the respect of the guarantees and fundamental rights of Judges and also required effective respect for the Independence of Judiciary in Venezuela.


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