Visions of a Freeman - Brain Age - 09, August of 2014
EFE crudely and savagely smearing Venezuelan Police officers.

I consider this case truly incredible and a very remarkable example of how is a media and a news agency what has no respect for the law and a total disregard for ethics.

I don't care about the Chilean in the story, let Me show you a Criminal Media and a Criminal News Agency with no social responsibility and no concern about ethics.

This is the news in Spanish:
http://www.el-nacional.com/politica/Dirigente-derechista-detencion-Venezuela-politica_0_461353893.html
Dirigente derechista chileno dice que detención en Venezuela "fue política"

Felipe Cuevas negó haber tomado fotos en la sede del Sebin, como dijeron las autoridades venezolanas

EFE
9 DE AGOSTO 2014 - 01:05 PM

Felipe Cuevas, presidente de la Juventud del derechista partido Unión Demócrata Independiente, afirmó que su detención por un día en Venezuela "fue política".

Cuevas, que reconoció temer no volver a Chile, llegó a Santiago este sábado en la mañana. Tras ser conducido a una clínica para un chequeo médico, ofreció una rueda de prensa en la que negó que haya sido detenido por tomar fotos en un lugar prohibido, como dijeron las autoridades venezolanas.

"Fue una detención política", afirmó el dirigente, quien agradeció las gestiones a favor de su liberación efectuadas por dirigentes y parlamentarios de diferentes sectores políticos chilenos, incluidos los de Gobierno.

"Quiero agradecer al Gobierno, que desde acá efectuaron las coordinaciones con el embajador de allá (Pedro Ramírez) para que esto se solucionara de la mejor manera", manifestó.

Según fuentes oficiales, Cuevas fue puesto en libertad en la tarde de este viernes tras gestiones de la Cancillería chilena. "Lamentamos lo sucedido, pero hemos tenido un resultado que fue un empeño constante por lograr", dijo a los periodistas el canciller en funciones, Edgardo Riveros.

Cuevas, que estaba acompañado por los máximos dirigentes de la UDI, dijo hoy que viajó a Venezuela con permiso de su partido para reunirse "con líderes opositores, en actividades políticas de carácter público y en el marco de la ley".

Agregó que al ser detenido junto a dos dirigentes opositores venezolanos, fueron encañonados arbitrariamente simplemente por estar caminando, tras no ser autorizados a entrar para visitar a la dirigente estudiantil Sairam Rivas, en la sede del Sebin. Asimismo, negó haber estado tomando fotografías del edificio, porque "ni siquiera tenía el celular en la mano".

"Lamentablemente tenemos un país como Venezuela que está sumergido en una crisis profunda", ratificó y manifestó su orgullo "por la valentía de quienes se oponen a la dictadura del mandatario venezolano, Nicolás Maduro".

"Yo fui encañonado, no se me dijo nada, no se me imputó ningún cargo y se me dijo que iba a ser procesado (...) Solamente me pude comunicar con mi hermano ayer a las 6:00 pm pero no fui deportado. Fui acusado de espionaje", dijo.

Agregó que le enorgullece la postura de Chile, "por el respeto irrestricto a la libertades".

Durante su estancia en Venezuela, Cuevas se reunió con la exdiputada y dirigente opositora venezolana María Corina Machado y con el padre del encarcelado dirigente opositor Leopoldo López.

Now I translate to English:
 
Chilean rightist leader says Venezuela detention "was political"

Felipe Cuevas denied taking photos in SEBIN headquarters, as Venezuelan authorities said

EFE
AUGUST 9, 2014 - 1:05 PM

Felipe Cuevas, president of the Youth of the rightist Independent Democratic Union, said his detention for a day in Venezuela "was political."

Cuevas, who recognized he feared he would not return to Chile, arrived in Santiago on Saturday morning. After being taken to a clinic for a medical checkup, he gave a press conference in which he denied that he has been arrested for taking photos in a prohibited place, as Venezuelan authorities said.

"It was a political detention," said the official, who thanked the efforts for his release made ​​by leaders and parliamentarians from different Chilean political sectors, including government.

"I want to thank the Government, which from here made ​​the arrangements with the ambassador there (Pedro Ramirez) for this to be solved in the best way," he said.

Officials said Cuevas was released on Friday afternoon after negotiations of the Chilean Foreign Ministry. "We regret what happened, but we had an outcome that was a constant effort to achieve," the acting Foreign Minister, Edgardo Riveros told reporters.

Cuevas, who was accompanied by top leaders of the UDI, said he traveled today to Venezuela with the permission of his party to meet "opposition leaders, in political and public activities in the framework of the law."

He added that when he was arrested along with two Venezuelan opposition leaders they were arbitrarily put on gunpoint simply for walking after not being allowed to visit student leader Sairam Rivas at the headquarters of the SEBIN. He also denied having been taking photographs of the building, because "he did not even had the phone in his hand."

"Unfortunately you have a country like Venezuela which is immersed in a deep crisis," he stated and expressed pride "for the courage of those who oppose the dictatorship of the Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro".

"I was held at gunpoint, do not say anything, I was not charged any fee and was told it would be processed (...) I could only communicate with my brother yesterday at 6:00 pm but was not deported. I was accused of espionage" he said.

He said he was proud of the posture of Chile, "for the unconditional respect for freedoms."

While in Venezuela, Cuevas met with the Venezuelan excongresswoman and opposition leader Maria Corina Machado and the father of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.

Take another look, this comes from a media in Spain, the same country EFE is from:
http://runrun.es/internacionales/144773/detienen-en-caracas-dirigente-estudiantil-chileno-felipe-cuevas.html
Detienen en Caracas a dirigente juvenil chileno Felipe Cuevas
08/08/2014

La dirigente opositora María Corina Machado informó que funcionarios del Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia Nacional (SEBIN) detuvieron este jueves a Felipe Cuevas, presidente de la Juventud del partido chileno Unión Demócrata Independiente (UDI); Emerson Cabala, estudiante de la UCV, y Johan Marín, estudiante de la UC.

Explicó que los jóvenes fueron aprehendidos porque “fueron a visitar” a la estudiante detenida Sairam Rivas y exigió la liberación “inmediata” de las 3 personas.

Agregó que Cuevas vino a Venezuela “solo a constatar la situación” de los Derechos Humanos y detenidos en Venezuela.

Cuevas también se reunió con el líder opositor Henrique Capriles y estuvo presente en la audiencia del juicio contra Leopoldo López.(Globovisión)

Según señaló el presidente de la UDI, Ernesto Silva, a través de canal 24 Horas, el dirigente habría visitado “a las personas afectadas por abusos en materias de derechos humanos” y habría sido detenido luego de visitar a una dirigenta estudiantil.

“Hemos tomado contacto con su familia, para informarle como corresponde y también con nuestro gobierno a través del ministerio del Interior y de la cancillería, que nos han ofrecido toda la colaboración para poder resolver este tema prontamente”.

“Nos parece de una máxima gravedad” enfatizó Ernesto Silva.

Según agregó el presidente de la UDI, la visita fue organizada por el partido para que Felipe se reuniera con dirigentes estudiantiles y de la oposición.

“Esperamos tener en las próximas horas información que permita que este lamentable hecho, que considero muy grave, se corrija”, finalizó Ernesto Silva.

Posteriormente, en un punto de prensa de la UDI, el timonel del partido, reiteró su mensaje y llamó al gobierno chileno a “que haga todas las gestiones urgentes” para que sea liberado en el menor tiempo posible. (La Tercera)

La información no ha sido confirmada por ningún funcionario del Gobierno de Nicolás Maduro.

El diario El Mercurio informó que el dirigente estudiantil fue detenido por tomar fotografías en un lugar no autorizado y no tener identificación a mano al momento de ser sorprendido por la policía.

Así lo confirmó a Emol el embajador de Chile en Venezuela, Pedro Ramírez, quien sostuvo que la información le fue entregada por el viceministro venezolano para América Latina y el Caribe, Alexander Yáñez.

De acuerdo al informe oficial, Cuevas junto a dos jóvenes venezolanos fueron el jueves al edificio Helicoide, donde funciona el Servicio de Inteligencia de Venezuela, para visitar a una estudiante opositora al Gobierno de Nicolás Maduro, detenida durante las manifestaciones en su contra.

Según la policía, a los tres jóvenes se les negó la entrada al recinto al no ser día de visita y, tras ello, comenzaron a sacar fotografías del lugar, lo que está prohibido. En ese instante, un guardia del lugar los sorprendió y les pidió su identificación y, como Cuevas no portaba su pasaporte, fue detenido.

El representante diplomático chileno agregó que, de acuerdo a las autoridades venezolanas, el joven dirigente gremialista “está en perfectas condiciones y fue tratado adecuadamente en la prisión”.

“Un juez en la mañana lo autorizó para que pueda concurrir al lugar donde él dice que tiene su pasaporte. Esa gestión ya se habría realizado y en este momento se estaría haciendo el procedimiento para verificar si el pasaporte es de él y que él es la persona que dice ser”, detalló.

El embajador Romero agregó que “no lo puedo asegurar, pero me dicen que muy probablemente después de eso sería liberado por razones humanitarias”.

“Espero que sí sea liberado y yo personalmente, que estoy a cargo de este asunto, me voy a preocupar de que sea liberado y que, al mismo tiempo, pueda retornar a Chile si desea hacerlo, señaló.

Sobre las acciones a seguir, el representante diplomático indicó que se reunirá con Felipe Cuevas para verificar su estado y, si es liberado, lo llevará hasta la Embajada para gestionar su retorno al país.

“No voy a dejar de actuar hasta que él pueda ser liberado y retornar a Chile si lo desea (…) voy a actuar como lo haría con cualquier chileno que viva esta situación”, cerró. (El Mercurio)

Now in English:
 
Chilean youth leader Felipe Cuevas Arrested in Caracas.
08/08/2014

The opposition leader Maria Corina Machado said that this Thursday officials of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) arrested Felipe Cuevas, the president of the Youth of Chile Independent Democratic Union (UDI); Emerson Cabala, a student at VCU, and Johan Marin, a student at UC.

She explained that the youths were arrested because they "went to visit" the detained student Sairam Rivas and demanded the "immediate" release of the 3 people.

She said Cuevas came to Venezuela "only to observe the situation" of human rights and detained people in Venezuela.

Cuevas also met with opposition leader Henrique Capriles and was present at the hearing of the trial of Leopoldo López. (Globovision)

As noted by the president of the UDI, Ernesto Silva, through the channel "24 Horas", the leader had visited "those affected by abuse in matters of human rights" and have been arrested after visiting a student leader.

"We have made contact with his family, to inform them and also with our government through the Ministry of Interior and Foreign Ministry, who have offered full cooperation to resolve this issue quickly."

"We find this of maximum gravity" stressed Ernesto Silva.

According to what the president of the UDI added,  the visit was organized by the party so that Philip met with student leaders and opposition.

"We hope to have information in the next few hours to allow this unfortunate fact, which I consider very serious, correct," concluded Ernesto Silva.

Later, in a press conference of the UDI, the leader of the party, reiterated his message and called the Chilean government to "do all urgent steps" so he can be released in the shortest possible time. (The Third)

The information has not been confirmed by any official of Nicolas Maduro.

The newspaper El Mercurio reported that the student leader was arrested for taking photographs in an unauthorized place and not having identification at hand at the time of being caught by the police.

The Chilean ambassador to Venezuela, Pedro Ramirez confirmed it to Emol, who said the information was given to him by the Venezuelan vice minister for Latin America and the Caribbean, Alexander Yanez.

According to the official report, Cuevas and two young Venezuelans were at the Helicoide building on Thursday, where Venezuela Intelligence Service works, to visit an opposition to the government of Nicolas Maduro student  arrested during demonstrations against him.

According to police, the three young men were denied entry to the premises since it was not a visit day and thereafter, they began to take pictures of the place, which is prohibited. At that moment, a guard surprised them and asked for their identification and, as Cuevas was not carrying his passport, he was arrested.

The Chilean diplomat added that, according to Venezuelan authorities, the young unionist leader "is in perfect condition and was properly treated in prison."

"In the morning a judge authorized him so that he can go to the place where he says he has had passport. Such arrangement would have already be done and by now they would be doing the procedure to check if the person in the passport is him and that he is the person who claims to be", he explained.

The Ambassador Romero added, "I can not be sure, but I am being informed that after that he most likely would be released on humanitarian grounds."

"I hope he is released and I personally, who am in charge of this matter, am going to worry about him being released and that at the same time, he can return to Chile if he wants to do so, he said.

On the actions that follow, the diplomat said he would meet with Felipe Cuevas to verify his status and, if released, will take him to the Embassy to arrange his return to the country.

"No I'm going to stop acting until he can be released and return to Chile if he wants (...) I will act as I would do with any Chilean under this situation," he concluded. (The Mercury).

As you can see the information between the two news varies greatly, yet it is clear the Chilean student was trying to do political activities inside Venezuela.

Let's look at the Venezuelan Law:
Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Article 40: Political rights are reserved to those who are Venezuelans*, with the exceptions established in this Constitution. Naturalized Venezuelans who have entered the country prior to reaching the age of seven years and have resided permanently in Venezuela until reaching legal age shall enjoy the same rights as Venezuelans by birth.

As you can see the Venezuelan law is clear that foreigners may not come to Venezuela to do political activities.

Venezuela informs Chilean embassy by law:
Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Article 44: Personal liberty is inviolable, therefore:

(4) In the case of the arrest of foreign nationals, (male or female), applicable provisions of international treaties concerning consular notification shall also be observed.

The law states that once a foreigner is arrested the embassy of the country the foreigner is from must be informed. Thus it was not that the Chilean Embassy acted first, as EFE implies.

About silencing what the police has to say:
Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Article 57: Everyone has the right to express freely his or her thoughts, ideas or opinions orally, in writing or by any other form of expression, and to use for such purpose any means of communication and diffusion, and no censorship shall be established. Anyone making use of this right assumes full responsibility for everything expressed. Anonymity, war propaganda, discriminatory messages or those promoting religious intolerance are not permitted.

Censorship restricting the ability of public officials* to report on matters for which they are responsible is prohibited.

EFE censored the official public officials account and used anonymity to make two news ghosts which it called opposition leaders and were just students. It did it on purpose thus clearly violating the law. In this case it deliberately censored the Police and what they had to say about the case. They censored it in such a way that not even the declaration about the Police made by Maria Corina Machado was included.

About the need for evidence:
Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Article 58: Communications are free and plural, and involve the duties and
responsibilities indicated by law
. Everyone has the right to timely, truthful and impartial
information
, without censorship, in accordance with the principles of this Constitution, as
well as the right to reply and corrections when they are directly affected by inaccurate or
offensive information
. Children* and adolescents have the right to receive adequate
information for purposes of their overall development.

By having news marked as EFE Agency it has to submit to Venezuela's Laws by at least trying to include the official account because if someone wants to write shit about the Police, something dangerous that can increase crime the logical, responsible and even law enforced procedure is to ask the Police. It did not, it did not even care, at all.

It did not even include a notice that they tried and got no response like media like FoxNews does sometimes. EFE simply does not care at all about Venezuelan laws AT ALL!!!


Enough brutal abuse against our laws and Police forces to sue EFE for
ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!!

The police should not be any happier that when a Criminal News Agency smears a Police Force at least they take into account what the Police said. There was clearly a very serious ethical violation against the Police. More respect for the Police, specially by an International News Agency world wide is a better life for all Police officers.

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