Will political prisoner be pardoned?

December 5, 2006

President Chavez suggested today that the Government may pardon general Francisco Uson. Chavez said “I am willing to review that case and some others, but it all will depend on their cnduct in prison, taht they have not continued promoting terrorist conspiracies”. Uson was Vice-Minister and Minister of Finance in the Chavez administration until April 2002, when he was the first Minister to resign when he saw the shootings from the very special vantage point of his office. He was imprisoned in 2004 for suggesting on a TV program that the soldiers that died at a military prison in Fort Mara may have been killed with a flamethrower.

Hopefully Chavez will pardon Uson and the many other political prisoners, few of which have ever participated in terrorist conspiracies.

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