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jat
2017-07-05 12:02:45 UTC
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A conflict between Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and
his increasingly defiant Prosecutor General Luisa Ortega came to a head
on Tuesday as she refused to attend a Supreme Tribunal hearing on
whether to lift her immunity from being tried for unspecified
irregularities.

Ortega argued the outcome of Tuesday's hearing was a foregone conclusion
decided by the government that violates her legal right to defence and
due process.

Luisa Ortega faced imminent suspension after her move cranked up the
tension in a standoff with President Nicolas Maduro, who is resisting
fierce opposition calls to quit.

Ortega, 59, is the most senior figure to defy Maduro as he fends off
efforts to remove him from power in the volatile oil-exporting nation.

"I am not going condone a circus that will stain our history with shame
and pain and whose decision is foretold," Ortega told a news conference
at the public prosecution department.

"I have committed no crime nor errors and I am not going to submit to
this unconstitutional and illegitimate court," she added. "We already
know that today I will be removed from my post."

Ortega's stand has raised the prospect of a split in the government camp
that could tip the balance in a power struggle. Three months of unrest
have left 90 people dead, prosecutors say.

Protesters blame Maduro, a socialist, for a desperate economic crisis.
He says the chaos is the result of a US-backed conspiracy.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/venezuela-attorney-general-refuses-court-summons-170704222410423.html
--
/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
PL
2017-07-05 18:15:00 UTC
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On 7/5/2017 2:02 PM, jat wrote:snippets instead of the full text as usual.

Venezuela's attorney general refuses court summons
Luisa Ortega faces imminent suspension after her move cranked up the
tension in a standoff with President Maduro.

A conflict between Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and
his increasingly defiant Prosecutor General Luisa Ortega came to a head
on Tuesday as she refused to attend a Supreme Tribunal hearing on
whether to lift her immunity from being tried for unspecified
irregularities.

Ortega argued the outcome of Tuesday's hearing was a foregone conclusion
decided by the government that violates her legal right to defence and
due process.

Luisa Ortega faced imminent suspension after her move cranked up the
tension in a standoff with President Nicolas Maduro, who is resisting
fierce opposition calls to quit.

Ortega, 59, is the most senior figure to defy Maduro as he fends off
efforts to remove him from power in the volatile oil-exporting nation.

"I am not going condone a circus that will stain our history with shame
and pain and whose decision is foretold," Ortega told a news conference
at the public prosecution department.

"I have committed no crime nor errors and I am not going to submit to
this unconstitutional and illegitimate court," she added. "We already
know that today I will be removed from my post."

Ortega's stand has raised the prospect of a split in the government camp
that could tip the balance in a power struggle. Three months of unrest
have left 90 people dead, prosecutors say.

Protesters blame Maduro, a socialist, for a desperate economic crisis.
He says the chaos is the result of a US-backed conspiracy.
'Insanity'

Ortega launched a legal challenge against the government on human rights
grounds and a case against supreme court judges.

She accuses Maduro of violating the constitution through his reform plans.

Pro-government legislator Pedro Carreno responded by filing charges
against Ortega, alleging "serious errors in the carrying out of her
functions."

He also alleged she was suffering from "insanity" and should be fired.

Last week, the supreme court ordered Ortega's assets to be frozen and
banned her from leaving the country.

The court held its hearing on Tuesday in her absence and said afterwards
it would decide within five days whether to send her to trial and
suspend her from office.

"She sold her soul to the devil," Carreno said in the hearing. "She had
her price and became a traitor just like Judas."

The court earlier named a new deputy chief prosecutor to replace Ortega
if she is fired: government ally Katherine Harrington.

Harrington was targeted by US sanctions in 2015 for alleged human rights
breaches in jailing opposition leaders.

Veteran 'Chavista'

Ortega backed the "Chavista" socialist movement launched by Maduro's
late predecessor Hugo Chavez.

But she broke ranks with the current president in March. As Venezuela's
political crisis has deepened, Ortega has emerged as Maduro's
most-feared critic.

She accused the Supreme Tribunal of undermining democracy through a
short-lived ruling that seized power from the opposition-led
legislature. The opposition says the court is packed with Maduro's allies.

That court ruling was one of the moves that sparked the current wave of
protests.

As violence swelled, Ortega renewed her criticism of the authorities,
accusing police of killing protesters. She enraged Maduro, who branded
her a traitor.

The supreme court has also attacked Ortega's authority by throwing out
her order for the former head of the National Guard to testify about
alleged human rights abuses during the crackdown on the protests, which
have left at least 80 dead.

It has also limited her powers to investigate abuses, which are shared
with the nation's ombudsman.

Maduro retains the public support of army chief Vladimir Padrino Lopez -
a key factor for him to stay in power.

But the president last month said he was replacing four other senior
commanders of the armed forces.

Maduro has infuriated his opponents by launching a plan to form an
assembly to rewrite the constitution.

Opponents say he will pack the "constituent assembly" with allies to
cling to power.

Voting for members of the assembly is scheduled for July 30. The
opposition on Monday said it would hold a popular vote against that on
July 16.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/venezuela-attorney-general-refuses-court-summons-170704222410423.html
jat
2017-07-05 18:37:02 UTC
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What's the deal? No misleading at all. You have delusions of competence

You'd better put yourself in the Conspiracy Theory basket.
You're full of shit, big time. Too much crap in your mind.

/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
Post by PL
On 7/5/2017 2:02 PM, jat wrote:snippets instead of the full text as usual.
Venezuela's attorney general refuses court summons
Luisa Ortega faces imminent suspension after her move cranked up the
tension in a standoff with President Maduro.
A conflict between Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and
his increasingly defiant Prosecutor General Luisa Ortega came to a head
on Tuesday as she refused to attend a Supreme Tribunal hearing on
whether to lift her immunity from being tried for unspecified
irregularities.
Ortega argued the outcome of Tuesday's hearing was a foregone conclusion
decided by the government that violates her legal right to defence and
due process.
Luisa Ortega faced imminent suspension after her move cranked up the
tension in a standoff with President Nicolas Maduro, who is resisting
fierce opposition calls to quit.
Ortega, 59, is the most senior figure to defy Maduro as he fends off
efforts to remove him from power in the volatile oil-exporting nation.
"I am not going condone a circus that will stain our history with shame
and pain and whose decision is foretold," Ortega told a news conference
at the public prosecution department.
"I have committed no crime nor errors and I am not going to submit to
this unconstitutional and illegitimate court," she added. "We already
know that today I will be removed from my post."
Ortega's stand has raised the prospect of a split in the government camp
that could tip the balance in a power struggle. Three months of unrest
have left 90 people dead, prosecutors say.
Protesters blame Maduro, a socialist, for a desperate economic crisis.
He says the chaos is the result of a US-backed conspiracy.
'Insanity'
Ortega launched a legal challenge against the government on human rights
grounds and a case against supreme court judges.
She accuses Maduro of violating the constitution through his reform plans.
Pro-government legislator Pedro Carreno responded by filing charges
against Ortega, alleging "serious errors in the carrying out of her
functions."
He also alleged she was suffering from "insanity" and should be fired.
Last week, the supreme court ordered Ortega's assets to be frozen and
banned her from leaving the country.
The court held its hearing on Tuesday in her absence and said afterwards
it would decide within five days whether to send her to trial and
suspend her from office.
"She sold her soul to the devil," Carreno said in the hearing. "She had
her price and became a traitor just like Judas."
The court earlier named a new deputy chief prosecutor to replace Ortega
if she is fired: government ally Katherine Harrington.
Harrington was targeted by US sanctions in 2015 for alleged human rights
breaches in jailing opposition leaders.
Veteran 'Chavista'
Ortega backed the "Chavista" socialist movement launched by Maduro's
late predecessor Hugo Chavez.
But she broke ranks with the current president in March. As Venezuela's
political crisis has deepened, Ortega has emerged as Maduro's
most-feared critic.
She accused the Supreme Tribunal of undermining democracy through a
short-lived ruling that seized power from the opposition-led
legislature. The opposition says the court is packed with Maduro's allies.
That court ruling was one of the moves that sparked the current wave of
protests.
As violence swelled, Ortega renewed her criticism of the authorities,
accusing police of killing protesters. She enraged Maduro, who branded
her a traitor.
The supreme court has also attacked Ortega's authority by throwing out
her order for the former head of the National Guard to testify about
alleged human rights abuses during the crackdown on the protests, which
have left at least 80 dead.
It has also limited her powers to investigate abuses, which are shared
with the nation's ombudsman.
Maduro retains the public support of army chief Vladimir Padrino Lopez -
a key factor for him to stay in power.
But the president last month said he was replacing four other senior
commanders of the armed forces.
Maduro has infuriated his opponents by launching a plan to form an
assembly to rewrite the constitution.
Opponents say he will pack the "constituent assembly" with allies to
cling to power.
Voting for members of the assembly is scheduled for July 30. The
opposition on Monday said it would hold a popular vote against that on
July 16.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/venezuela-attorney-general-refuses-court-summons-170704222410423.html
PL
2017-07-05 19:04:39 UTC
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Post by jat
What's the deal? No misleading at all.
Boring crap as usual.
Not worth any other reply than:

If you want to inform put all the text.
Lead by your comments if you want.
Why you do not is easily answered: mislead people.
I just post the full text to set the record straight. Why do you rave
and rant about that if you have nothing to hide?
Post by jat
Post by PL
On 7/5/2017 2:02 PM, jat wrote:snippets instead of the full text as usual.
Venezuela's attorney general refuses court summons
Luisa Ortega faces imminent suspension after her move cranked up the
tension in a standoff with President Maduro.
A conflict between Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government
and his increasingly defiant Prosecutor General Luisa Ortega came to a
head on Tuesday as she refused to attend a Supreme Tribunal hearing on
whether to lift her immunity from being tried for unspecified
irregularities.
Ortega argued the outcome of Tuesday's hearing was a foregone
conclusion decided by the government that violates her legal right to
defence and due process.
Luisa Ortega faced imminent suspension after her move cranked up the
tension in a standoff with President Nicolas Maduro, who is resisting
fierce opposition calls to quit.
Ortega, 59, is the most senior figure to defy Maduro as he fends off
efforts to remove him from power in the volatile oil-exporting nation.
"I am not going condone a circus that will stain our history with
shame and pain and whose decision is foretold," Ortega told a news
conference at the public prosecution department.
"I have committed no crime nor errors and I am not going to submit to
this unconstitutional and illegitimate court," she added. "We already
know that today I will be removed from my post."
Ortega's stand has raised the prospect of a split in the government
camp that could tip the balance in a power struggle. Three months of
unrest have left 90 people dead, prosecutors say.
Protesters blame Maduro, a socialist, for a desperate economic crisis.
He says the chaos is the result of a US-backed conspiracy.
'Insanity'
Ortega launched a legal challenge against the government on human
rights grounds and a case against supreme court judges.
She accuses Maduro of violating the constitution through his reform plans.
Pro-government legislator Pedro Carreno responded by filing charges
against Ortega, alleging "serious errors in the carrying out of her
functions."
He also alleged she was suffering from "insanity" and should be fired.
Last week, the supreme court ordered Ortega's assets to be frozen and
banned her from leaving the country.
The court held its hearing on Tuesday in her absence and said
afterwards it would decide within five days whether to send her to
trial and suspend her from office.
"She sold her soul to the devil," Carreno said in the hearing. "She
had her price and became a traitor just like Judas."
The court earlier named a new deputy chief prosecutor to replace
Ortega if she is fired: government ally Katherine Harrington.
Harrington was targeted by US sanctions in 2015 for alleged human
rights breaches in jailing opposition leaders.
Veteran 'Chavista'
Ortega backed the "Chavista" socialist movement launched by Maduro's
late predecessor Hugo Chavez.
But she broke ranks with the current president in March. As
Venezuela's political crisis has deepened, Ortega has emerged as
Maduro's most-feared critic.
She accused the Supreme Tribunal of undermining democracy through a
short-lived ruling that seized power from the opposition-led
legislature. The opposition says the court is packed with Maduro's allies.
That court ruling was one of the moves that sparked the current wave
of protests.
As violence swelled, Ortega renewed her criticism of the authorities,
accusing police of killing protesters. She enraged Maduro, who branded
her a traitor.
The supreme court has also attacked Ortega's authority by throwing out
her order for the former head of the National Guard to testify about
alleged human rights abuses during the crackdown on the protests,
which have left at least 80 dead.
It has also limited her powers to investigate abuses, which are shared
with the nation's ombudsman.
Maduro retains the public support of army chief Vladimir Padrino Lopez
- a key factor for him to stay in power.
But the president last month said he was replacing four other senior
commanders of the armed forces.
Maduro has infuriated his opponents by launching a plan to form an
assembly to rewrite the constitution.
Opponents say he will pack the "constituent assembly" with allies to
cling to power.
Voting for members of the assembly is scheduled for July 30. The
opposition on Monday said it would hold a popular vote against that on
July 16.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/venezuela-attorney-general-refuses-court-summons-170704222410423.html
jat
2017-07-05 20:32:35 UTC
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Just because it is not really necessary. There is no raving, no ranting
and of course no misleading at all - That's something that only exists
in your hollow head.

You know that posting full text is not really necessary. That's
something you want to impose in this newsgroup. But remember, you have
no authority to tell me how or what to post. So, *shut the fuck up*

/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
Post by PL
Post by jat
What's the deal? No misleading at all.
Boring crap as usual.
If you want to inform put all the text.
Lead by your comments if you want.
Why you do not is easily answered: mislead people.
I just post the full text to set the record straight. Why do you rave
and rant about that if you have nothing to hide?
Post by jat
Post by PL
On 7/5/2017 2:02 PM, jat wrote:snippets instead of the full text as usual.
Venezuela's attorney general refuses court summons
Luisa Ortega faces imminent suspension after her move cranked up the
tension in a standoff with President Maduro.
A conflict between Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government
and his increasingly defiant Prosecutor General Luisa Ortega came to
a head on Tuesday as she refused to attend a Supreme Tribunal hearing
on whether to lift her immunity from being tried for unspecified
irregularities.
Ortega argued the outcome of Tuesday's hearing was a foregone
conclusion decided by the government that violates her legal right to
defence and due process.
Luisa Ortega faced imminent suspension after her move cranked up the
tension in a standoff with President Nicolas Maduro, who is resisting
fierce opposition calls to quit.
Ortega, 59, is the most senior figure to defy Maduro as he fends off
efforts to remove him from power in the volatile oil-exporting nation.
"I am not going condone a circus that will stain our history with
shame and pain and whose decision is foretold," Ortega told a news
conference at the public prosecution department.
"I have committed no crime nor errors and I am not going to submit to
this unconstitutional and illegitimate court," she added. "We already
know that today I will be removed from my post."
Ortega's stand has raised the prospect of a split in the government
camp that could tip the balance in a power struggle. Three months of
unrest have left 90 people dead, prosecutors say.
Protesters blame Maduro, a socialist, for a desperate economic
crisis. He says the chaos is the result of a US-backed conspiracy.
'Insanity'
Ortega launched a legal challenge against the government on human
rights grounds and a case against supreme court judges.
She accuses Maduro of violating the constitution through his reform plans.
Pro-government legislator Pedro Carreno responded by filing charges
against Ortega, alleging "serious errors in the carrying out of her
functions."
He also alleged she was suffering from "insanity" and should be fired.
Last week, the supreme court ordered Ortega's assets to be frozen and
banned her from leaving the country.
The court held its hearing on Tuesday in her absence and said
afterwards it would decide within five days whether to send her to
trial and suspend her from office.
"She sold her soul to the devil," Carreno said in the hearing. "She
had her price and became a traitor just like Judas."
The court earlier named a new deputy chief prosecutor to replace
Ortega if she is fired: government ally Katherine Harrington.
Harrington was targeted by US sanctions in 2015 for alleged human
rights breaches in jailing opposition leaders.
Veteran 'Chavista'
Ortega backed the "Chavista" socialist movement launched by Maduro's
late predecessor Hugo Chavez.
But she broke ranks with the current president in March. As
Venezuela's political crisis has deepened, Ortega has emerged as
Maduro's most-feared critic.
She accused the Supreme Tribunal of undermining democracy through a
short-lived ruling that seized power from the opposition-led
legislature. The opposition says the court is packed with Maduro's allies.
That court ruling was one of the moves that sparked the current wave
of protests.
As violence swelled, Ortega renewed her criticism of the authorities,
accusing police of killing protesters. She enraged Maduro, who
branded her a traitor.
The supreme court has also attacked Ortega's authority by throwing
out her order for the former head of the National Guard to testify
about alleged human rights abuses during the crackdown on the
protests, which have left at least 80 dead.
It has also limited her powers to investigate abuses, which are
shared with the nation's ombudsman.
Maduro retains the public support of army chief Vladimir Padrino
Lopez - a key factor for him to stay in power.
But the president last month said he was replacing four other senior
commanders of the armed forces.
Maduro has infuriated his opponents by launching a plan to form an
assembly to rewrite the constitution.
Opponents say he will pack the "constituent assembly" with allies to
cling to power.
Voting for members of the assembly is scheduled for July 30. The
opposition on Monday said it would hold a popular vote against that
on July 16.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/venezuela-attorney-general-refuses-court-summons-170704222410423.html
PL
2017-07-05 21:27:00 UTC
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Post by jat
Just because it is not really necessary. There is no raving, no ranting
actually: because you lost it you can't see what an idiot you are.
You can't see your raving and ranting.
You are lost. Get help.
Address issues for a change.
What a joke you are.
MDR
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What's the deal? No misleading at all.
Boring crap as usual.
If you want to inform put all the text.
Lead by your comments if you want.
Why you do not is easily answered: mislead people.
I just post the full text to set the record straight. Why do you rave
and rant about that if you have nothing to hide?
Post by jat
Post by PL
On 7/5/2017 2:02 PM, jat wrote:snippets instead of the full text as usual.
Venezuela's attorney general refuses court summons
Luisa Ortega faces imminent suspension after her move cranked up the
tension in a standoff with President Maduro.
A conflict between Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government
and his increasingly defiant Prosecutor General Luisa Ortega came to
a head on Tuesday as she refused to attend a Supreme Tribunal
hearing on whether to lift her immunity from being tried for
unspecified irregularities.
Ortega argued the outcome of Tuesday's hearing was a foregone
dress >> conclusion decided by the government that violates her legal right
Post by jat
Post by PL
to defence and due process.
Luisa Ortega faced imminent suspension after her move cranked up the
tension in a standoff with President Nicolas Maduro, who is
resisting fierce opposition calls to quit.
Ortega, 59, is the most senior figure to defy Maduro as he fends off
efforts to remove him from power in the volatile oil-exporting nation.
"I am not going condone a circus that will stain our history with
shame and pain and whose decision is foretold," Ortega told a news
conference at the public prosecution department.
"I have committed no crime nor errors and I am not going to submit
to this unconstitutional and illegitimate court," she added. "We
already know that today I will be removed from my post."
Ortega's stand has raised the prospect of a split in the government
camp that could tip the balance in a power struggle. Three months of
unrest have left 90 people dead, prosecutors say.
Protesters blame Maduro, a socialist, for a desperate economic
crisis. He says the chaos is the result of a US-backed conspiracy.
'Insanity'
Ortega launched a legal challenge against the government on human
rights grounds and a case against supreme court judges.
She accuses Maduro of violating the constitution through his reform plans.
Pro-government legislator Pedro Carreno responded by filing charges
against Ortega, alleging "serious errors in the carrying out of her
functions."
He also alleged she was suffering from "insanity" and should be fired.
Last week, the supreme court ordered Ortega's assets to be frozen
and banned her from leaving the country.
The court held its hearing on Tuesday in her absence and said
afterwards it would decide within five days whether to send her to
trial and suspend her from office.
"She sold her soul to the devil," Carreno said in the hearing. "She
had her price and became a traitor just like Judas."
The court earlier named a new deputy chief prosecutor to replace
Ortega if she is fired: government ally Katherine Harrington.
Harrington was targeted by US sanctions in 2015 for alleged human
rights breaches in jailing opposition leaders.
Veteran 'Chavista'
Ortega backed the "Chavista" socialist movement launched by Maduro's
late predecessor Hugo Chavez.
But she broke ranks with the current president in March. As
Venezuela's political crisis has deepened, Ortega has emerged as
Maduro's most-feared critic.
She accused the Supreme Tribunal of undermining democracy through a
short-lived ruling that seized power from the opposition-led
legislature. The opposition says the court is packed with Maduro's allies.
That court ruling was one of the moves that sparked the current wave
of protests.
As violence swelled, Ortega renewed her criticism of the
authorities, accusing police of killing protesters. She enraged
Maduro, who branded her a traitor.
The supreme court has also attacked Ortega's authority by throwing
out her order for the former head of the National Guard to testify
about alleged human rights abuses during the crackdown on the
protests, which have left at least 80 dead.
It has also limited her powers to investigate abuses, which are
shared with the nation's ombudsman.
Maduro retains the public support of army chief Vladimir Padrino
Lopez - a key factor for him to stay in power.
But the president last month said he was replacing four other senior
commanders of the armed forces.
Maduro has infuriated his opponents by launching a plan to form an
assembly to rewrite the constitution.
Opponents say he will pack the "constituent assembly" with allies to
cling to power.
Voting for members of the assembly is scheduled for July 30. The
opposition on Monday said it would hold a popular vote against that
on July 16.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/venezuela-attorney-general-refuses-court-summons-170704222410423.html
jat
2017-07-05 22:37:42 UTC
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Just because it is not really necessary. There is no raving, no ranting
and of course no misleading at all - That's something that only exists
in your hollow head.

You know that posting full text is not really necessary. That's
something you want to impose in this newsgroup. But remember, you have
no authority to tell me how or what to post. So, *shut the fuck up*

/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
Post by PL
Post by jat
Just because it is not really necessary. There is no raving, no ranting
actually: because you lost it you can't see what an idiot you are.
You can't see your raving and ranting.
You are lost. Get help.
Address issues for a change.
What a joke you are.
MDR
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
What's the deal? No misleading at all.
Boring crap as usual.
If you want to inform put all the text.
Lead by your comments if you want.
Why you do not is easily answered: mislead people.
I just post the full text to set the record straight. Why do you rave
and rant about that if you have nothing to hide?
Post by jat
Post by PL
On 7/5/2017 2:02 PM, jat wrote:snippets instead of the full text as usual.
Venezuela's attorney general refuses court summons
Luisa Ortega faces imminent suspension after her move cranked up
the tension in a standoff with President Maduro.
A conflict between Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government
and his increasingly defiant Prosecutor General Luisa Ortega came
to a head on Tuesday as she refused to attend a Supreme Tribunal
hearing on whether to lift her immunity from being tried for
unspecified irregularities.
Ortega argued the outcome of Tuesday's hearing was a foregone
dress >> conclusion decided by the government that violates her legal right
Post by jat
Post by PL
to defence and due process.
Luisa Ortega faced imminent suspension after her move cranked up
the tension in a standoff with President Nicolas Maduro, who is
resisting fierce opposition calls to quit.
Ortega, 59, is the most senior figure to defy Maduro as he fends
off efforts to remove him from power in the volatile oil-exporting
nation.
"I am not going condone a circus that will stain our history with
shame and pain and whose decision is foretold," Ortega told a news
conference at the public prosecution department.
"I have committed no crime nor errors and I am not going to submit
to this unconstitutional and illegitimate court," she added. "We
already know that today I will be removed from my post."
Ortega's stand has raised the prospect of a split in the government
camp that could tip the balance in a power struggle. Three months
of unrest have left 90 people dead, prosecutors say.
Protesters blame Maduro, a socialist, for a desperate economic
crisis. He says the chaos is the result of a US-backed conspiracy.
'Insanity'
Ortega launched a legal challenge against the government on human
rights grounds and a case against supreme court judges.
She accuses Maduro of violating the constitution through his reform plans.
Pro-government legislator Pedro Carreno responded by filing charges
against Ortega, alleging "serious errors in the carrying out of her
functions."
He also alleged she was suffering from "insanity" and should be fired.
Last week, the supreme court ordered Ortega's assets to be frozen
and banned her from leaving the country.
The court held its hearing on Tuesday in her absence and said
afterwards it would decide within five days whether to send her to
trial and suspend her from office.
"She sold her soul to the devil," Carreno said in the hearing. "She
had her price and became a traitor just like Judas."
The court earlier named a new deputy chief prosecutor to replace
Ortega if she is fired: government ally Katherine Harrington.
Harrington was targeted by US sanctions in 2015 for alleged human
rights breaches in jailing opposition leaders.
Veteran 'Chavista'
Ortega backed the "Chavista" socialist movement launched by
Maduro's late predecessor Hugo Chavez.
But she broke ranks with the current president in March. As
Venezuela's political crisis has deepened, Ortega has emerged as
Maduro's most-feared critic.
She accused the Supreme Tribunal of undermining democracy through a
short-lived ruling that seized power from the opposition-led
legislature. The opposition says the court is packed with Maduro's allies.
That court ruling was one of the moves that sparked the current
wave of protests.
As violence swelled, Ortega renewed her criticism of the
authorities, accusing police of killing protesters. She enraged
Maduro, who branded her a traitor.
The supreme court has also attacked Ortega's authority by throwing
out her order for the former head of the National Guard to testify
about alleged human rights abuses during the crackdown on the
protests, which have left at least 80 dead.
It has also limited her powers to investigate abuses, which are
shared with the nation's ombudsman.
Maduro retains the public support of army chief Vladimir Padrino
Lopez - a key factor for him to stay in power.
But the president last month said he was replacing four other
senior commanders of the armed forces.
Maduro has infuriated his opponents by launching a plan to form an
assembly to rewrite the constitution.
Opponents say he will pack the "constituent assembly" with allies
to cling to power.
Voting for members of the assembly is scheduled for July 30. The
opposition on Monday said it would hold a popular vote against that
on July 16.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/venezuela-attorney-general-refuses-court-summons-170704222410423.html
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2017-07-06 16:37:37 UTC
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Post by jat
Just because it is not really necessary. There is no raving, no ranting
a lie as anyone can see.
BORING LIES.
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Post by jat
Just because it is not really necessary. There is no raving, no ranting
actually: because you lost it you can't see what an idiot you are.
You can't see your raving and ranting.
You are lost. Get help.
Address issues for a change.
What a joke you are.
MDR
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What's the deal? No misleading at all.
Boring crap as usual.
If you want to inform put all the text.
Lead by your comments if you want.
Why you do not is easily answered: mislead people.
I just post the full text to set the record straight. Why do you
rave and rant about that if you have nothing to hide?
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On 7/5/2017 2:02 PM, jat wrote:snippets instead of the full text as usual.
Venezuela's attorney general refuses court summons
Luisa Ortega faces imminent suspension after her move cranked up
the tension in a standoff with President Maduro.
A conflict between Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's
government and his increasingly defiant Prosecutor General Luisa
Ortega came to a head on Tuesday as she refused to attend a
Supreme Tribunal hearing on whether to lift her immunity from
being tried for unspecified irregularities.
Ortega argued the outcome of Tuesday's hearing was a foregone
dress >> conclusion decided by the government that violates her legal right
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to defence and due process.
Luisa Ortega faced imminent suspension after her move cranked up
the tension in a standoff with President Nicolas Maduro, who is
resisting fierce opposition calls to quit.
Ortega, 59, is the most senior figure to defy Maduro as he fends
off efforts to remove him from power in the volatile oil-exporting
nation.
"I am not going condone a circus that will stain our history with
shame and pain and whose decision is foretold," Ortega told a news
conference at the public prosecution department.
"I have committed no crime nor errors and I am not going to submit
to this unconstitutional and illegitimate court," she added. "We
already know that today I will be removed from my post."
Ortega's stand has raised the prospect of a split in the
government camp that could tip the balance in a power struggle.
Three months of unrest have left 90 people dead, prosecutors say.
Protesters blame Maduro, a socialist, for a desperate economic
crisis. He says the chaos is the result of a US-backed conspiracy.
'Insanity'
Ortega launched a legal challenge against the government on human
rights grounds and a case against supreme court judges.
She accuses Maduro of violating the constitution through his reform plans.
Pro-government legislator Pedro Carreno responded by filing
charges against Ortega, alleging "serious errors in the carrying
out of her functions."
He also alleged she was suffering from "insanity" and should be fired.
Last week, the supreme court ordered Ortega's assets to be frozen
and banned her from leaving the country.
The court held its hearing on Tuesday in her absence and said
afterwards it would decide within five days whether to send her to
trial and suspend her from office.
"She sold her soul to the devil," Carreno said in the hearing.
"She had her price and became a traitor just like Judas."
The court earlier named a new deputy chief prosecutor to replace
Ortega if she is fired: government ally Katherine Harrington.
Harrington was targeted by US sanctions in 2015 for alleged human
rights breaches in jailing opposition leaders.
Veteran 'Chavista'
Ortega backed the "Chavista" socialist movement launched by
Maduro's late predecessor Hugo Chavez.
But she broke ranks with the current president in March. As
Venezuela's political crisis has deepened, Ortega has emerged as
Maduro's most-feared critic.
She accused the Supreme Tribunal of undermining democracy through
a short-lived ruling that seized power from the opposition-led
legislature. The opposition says the court is packed with Maduro's allies.
That court ruling was one of the moves that sparked the current
wave of protests.
As violence swelled, Ortega renewed her criticism of the
authorities, accusing police of killing protesters. She enraged
Maduro, who branded her a traitor.
The supreme court has also attacked Ortega's authority by throwing
out her order for the former head of the National Guard to testify
about alleged human rights abuses during the crackdown on the
protests, which have left at least 80 dead.
It has also limited her powers to investigate abuses, which are
shared with the nation's ombudsman.
Maduro retains the public support of army chief Vladimir Padrino
Lopez - a key factor for him to stay in power.
But the president last month said he was replacing four other
senior commanders of the armed forces.
Maduro has infuriated his opponents by launching a plan to form an
assembly to rewrite the constitution.
Opponents say he will pack the "constituent assembly" with allies
to cling to power.
Voting for members of the assembly is scheduled for July 30. The
opposition on Monday said it would hold a popular vote against
that on July 16.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/venezuela-attorney-general-refuses-court-summons-170704222410423.html
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