LIBRE Calls for End to Violence, Respect for Rights in Venezuela
(Washington, D.C.) - As government repression in Venezuela has resulted in the death of protestors, the LIBRE Initiative stands with those fighting for protection of individual rights.
Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:
"The people of Venezuela have been struggling for years to secure their liberty. The regime has restricted free speech and freedom of the press, undercut the rule of law, and encroached on individual freedom. The people are now suffering high inflation, a lack of economic opportunity, and an economy that doesn't even deliver on basic needs. We stand with all those who struggle and fight for individual freedom. The regime must respect basic human rights and stop their violent retaliation against the Venezuelan people, before more lives are lost."
For interviews with a LIBRE representative, please contact: Brian Faughnan, 571-257-3309 or Steven Cruz, 202-578-6173.