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Venezuela: Arrest of local mayor signals potential “witch hunt”

Headline Title:  Venezuela: Arrest of local mayor signals potential “witch hunt” 20 March 2014 The arrest of a Venezuelan mayor for his alleged involvement in anti-government protests is a signal of the deteriorating human rights situation in the country, said Amnesty International.“With the arrest of Daniel Ceballos on suspicion of rebellion and conspiracy to commit a crime, authorities in Venezuela seem to be setting the scene for a witch hunt against opposition leaders,” said Guadalupe Marengo, Americas Deputy Director at Amnesty International.Daniel Ceballos, mayor of San Cristóbal,…

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