Last week when reporting the detention of two Twitteros I expressed my concern that the most worrisome aspect of this threat to free speech by the Chávez Government was the fact that it showed the Chavista Government had sophisticated tools for finding those that express themselves via the Tweeter social network. In particular, the two people detained hail from Ciudad Bolívar and they were quickly found by the investigative police CIPCC and their homes were raided.
Well, maybe I assigned too much intelligence to the Government, as yesterday a very upset Carmen Nares, one of the two people detained, went to the Venezuelan National Assembly to raise hell as to not only the fact that she was detained despite being innocent, but also over the abuses committed during the raid to her home when disk drives, telephones and computers were taken and have yet to be returned. But the worst part is that Ms. Nares, an elementary school teacher who says she is innocent, happens to be a card carrying member of Chávez PSUV party!!!
Thus, Deputy Wilmer Iglesias presented her case to the Assembly, denouncing the deficient judicial system we have and a “national panorama that attempts agaisnt the rights of the citizens to exercize their defense”
Wonder where Deputy Iglesias has been the last few years.
When Ms. Nares was jailed the Head of the investigative police openly threatened all users of social networks in Venezuela when he said that “anyone that spreads any malicious rumor via any media, be it emails, SMS, Twitter, facebook is committing a crime and will have to respond”
Unfortunately he meant the opposition and not the rank and file like Ms. Nares who clearly said that one of the reasons she said nothing publicly at the time is that she is an elementary school teacher still under contract in Ciudad Bolivar, another clear violation of the law which says nobody can be under contract for more than three months, but the revolution is not very good atwith the details, or the big picture for that matter…