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Venezuela: Caracas releases 24 opposition detainees as part of reconciliation talks

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
October 17, 2019 at 19:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Prosecutor General of Venezuela Tarek William Saab announced the release of 24 Venezuelan opposition activists, after meeting with members of the National Dialogue Table in Caracas on Thursday.

The release comes as part of the national dialogue pact between the government and the opposition to seek a political settlement to the Venezuelan crisis.

"The commission examined a number of criminal cases and passed the resolution to the Venezuelan justice authorities on the release of 24 Venezuelan citizens who will be freed today while this press conference is ongoing," he said.

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The Prosecutor General of Venezuela Tarek William Saab announced the release of 24 Venezuelan opposition activists, after meeting with members of the National Dialogue Table in Caracas on Thursday.

The release comes as part of the national dialogue pact between the government and the opposition to seek a political settlement to the Venezuelan crisis.

"The commission examined a number of criminal cases and passed the resolution to the Venezuelan justice authorities on the release of 24 Venezuelan citizens who will be freed today while this press conference is ongoing," he said.

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