The Hands Off Venezuela campaign expresses its outrage at the assassination of Venezuelan member of the national assembly Robert Serra for the PSUV and his partner María Herrera. The way the assassination was carried out was particularly brutal. Robert Serra was found bound and gagged and had been stabbed over 50 times. The Minister of the Interior and Justice, Rodríguez Torres, said that according to early investigation results this had been an “intentional, well planned and meticulously executed homicide” and that the assassination was not a “chance event” but rather a “macabre assignment.”
We have received the following statements passed by student organisations in Britain and Italy in solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution and against the current reactionary mobilisations in Venezuela.
Hands Off Venezuela, Bolivia Solidarity Campaign and others would like to express our solidarity with the Bolivian president Evo Morales, with the revolutionary workers and peasants of Bolivia, in the face of the blatant imperialist aggression which held the president against his will in Vienna for over 14 hours.
The Hands Off Venezuela campaign would like to wish President Hugo Chávez a speedy recovery in his battle with cancer.
On September 17th and 18th activists around the world will be mobilsing in solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela as part of International Days of Action ahead of National Assembly elections a week later.
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