US a Rogue State with Concentration Camps: Venezuela responds to new Sanctions
Feb 4, 2015
Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro responded to the U.S. administration’s announcement of new, additional sanctions against Venezuela, on Monday, denouncing the U.S. for hypocrisy with regard to human rights and a rogue State out of control that runs concentrations camps.
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced that the United States had added additional sanctions against Venezuela over what was described as a “crackdown on peaceful protesters”. The latest round of sanctions expands the number of Venezuelan government officials which are barred from entering the U.S. Justifying the Obama administration’s decision, Psaki said:
“These restrictions will also affect the immediate family members of those individuals subject to visa restrictions for believed involvement in human rights abuses or acts of public corruption. … We will not publicly identify these individuals because of U.S. visa confidentiality laws, but we are sending a clear message that human rights abusers, those who profit from public corruption and their families are not welcome in the United States”.
Maduro described the documented U.S. human rights record which is comparable with that of a rogue State out of control, with concentration camps like Guantanamo, saying:
“They kill black youths in the streets with impunity, they persecute and have concentration camps for kids in Central America, they have abducted dozens of citizens of the world under no legal system, submitted them to torture and isolation. .. What human rights are they talking about?
The additional sanctions follow-up on sanctions the United States imposed on Venezuela following violent unrest in the country in 2014.