Can we take a moment to look at what’s happening in Venezuela?
All those pictures were taken yesterday, inside the walls of the oldest and most important university of Venezuela, The Central University of Venezuela (or Universidad Central de Venezuela, UCV, in Spanish).
Innocent students were beaten down by armed government supporters, and even though the police cannot enter the university’s grounds (being that a violation of the university’s authonomy), they did nothing to stop them from entering and harming students, those criminals passed on motorcycles by their sides, and they didn’t move a finger.
One of the harmed students was attacked several times with a pipe on his head (4th picture), and right now it’s unsure if he has lost part of his eyesight. Today on an interview with CNN he said that his attackers threatened him with taking off his clothes.
The last two pictures are from another student, who was surrounded and was forcibly stripped from his clothes. That is clearly a fascist thing.
It’s not the first time that something like this happens, 15 students of the Architecture School were injured on March 19th when something similar happend in the same Central University of Venezuela. Likewise, on March 10th police officers went into the Santa Maria University of Anzoátegui and assaulted both students and teachers even within classrooms, using pellets and tear gas.
This guys, is REAL OPRESSION, and the world knows nothing of what’s happening in my country. This images were not shown on TV, because there is no freedom of expression.
+40 people have been killed in the protests just because they thought differently, many people has been taken into custody and then tortured and raped by the National Guard and the police forces (some of them taken from my own neighborhood). But the goverment does not acknowledge what’s happening. For them, human rights are not being violated, even when pictures like this show us a different thing.
The Organization of American States and the UN doesn’t seem to care either. The last OAS session was voted private and Maria Corina Machado, a venezuelan member of the National Assembly wasn’t even allowed to speak, and when she returned to Venezuela the president of the National Assembly deposed her from her position, even when he’s not allowed to do that, and was not the legal thing to do.
I guess that late president Chávez’s strategy of giving away money and petrol to other South American countries finally bought their silence.