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Brazil’s Senate President Vows to Help Venezuela’s Political Prisoner

Eligio CedeÀ±o Former Brazilian president and current President of the Brazilian Senate, José Sarney, met this Friday, October 23, Robert Amsterdam, a Canadian international lawyer representing the Venezuelan political prisoner Eligio CedeÀ±o

Eligio Cedeí±o, then president of Bolivar-Banpro Financial Group was arrested in 2007 accused of violating currency laws to make a profit in US dollars. On February 8, 2007, Cedeí±o was charged by the Venezuelan Attorney General with aiding Consorcio MicroStar in illegal dollar trade. The government case seems marred with irregularities.

During their encounter in Brazilian capital Brasí­lia, Amsterdam told Sarney of judicial violations being committed by Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez and the Venezuelan government against his client and dozens of other political prisoners. 

Last week an appeals court of Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice ordered the immediate release of Cedeí±o, but the lower control court refused to comply and allowed an extension of the detention, followed by an unexplained reversal of the decision.

"I am grateful to senator Sarney and many others in the Brazilian government for their interest in protecting basic human rights," said Amsterdam, who had also met with Sarney last June 17, 2009. 

"The enormous risk posed by this lack of rule of law is not only limited to political opponents of Chavez, but will one day also come to damage businesses, investors, and foreign governments who work with Venezuela."

During the meeting with Cedeí±o's lawyer, Sarney expressed his concern over the deteriorating situation in Venezuela, and said he would circulate a white paper on political prisoners prepared by the defense to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for review.

Additionally, on Thursday, Brazil's Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a petition for a joint hearing with the Human Rights Committee to discuss the situation in Venezuelan. Robert Amsterdam and others have been invited to provide testimony. The date for the hearing is to be set in coming weeks.

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  • USA_Male

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  • Double-Dot

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  • dnbaiacu

    Ch.c.
    [quote]I’m the REAL Bo, the comment above is not mine. Someone is faking my ID [/quote]

    You must be really pissed off that people are messing with you…

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    Now we know who’s faking IDs here 😛

  • ch.c.


    I’m the REAL Bo, the comment above is not mine. Someone is faking my ID

    I fancy men too, ch.c. is not alone !

  • Bo

    ch.c
    [quote]To those JUNKIES,CHEATERS,LIARS AND HIDERS, “USA FEMALE”, “Bo, the wimp”, “Double-Dot the Redneck”:

    Our midget country is far ahead of you. [/quote]

    We know. Why do you think we take cheap shots at you? We are trying to lure you into believing that we are not in a deep homosexual panic. We will try to stop but…but…it is too easy for us to resist.

  • ch.c.


    And for those idiots talking about top x bottom.. How can you assume I’m top, JUNKIES ???

    Shut the f**k up !!!

  • ch.c

    To those JUNKIES,CHEATERS,LIARS AND HIDERS, “USA FEMALE”, “Bo, the wimp”, “Double-Dot the Redneck”:

    Our midget country is far ahead of you. Robin Hook,Obama, Bimbo Cristina , Clown Chavez, Idiot Brown,Neurotic Merckel, Shorty Sarko cannot compete with our humble and hospitable country.

    BUT…BUT…I just want to remind you all that my country is neutral and we don’t have much patience for JUNKIES, IDIOTS or that Bimbo Paula.

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  • dnbaiacu

    RSVP
    [quote]Count me in too as long as I can be a bottom. Practicing to be a top. Need more work.
    [/quote]

    So we will be fighting with each other as I am a bottom too, two bottoms for one top: ch.c.

  • Double-Dot

    RSVP
    [quote]I”m having an all male bathouse party. I’ll supply the Shirley Temples and condoms. NO WOMEN allowed.[/quote]
    Count me in too as long as I can be a bottom. Practicing to be a top. Need more work.

    God bless America

  • dnbaiacu

    HAHAHA
    Ch.c must be a very charming gay man as he is getting so much attention after he came out

  • Double-Dot

    Bo
    [quote]Why are people talking about ch.c.’s sexual preferences ? [/quote]

    If you read ch.c.’s comments, you will know he is the one who’s talking about his own sexual preferences as he can’t stop saying how unfaithful Brazilian men are 😉

    God bless America and those Brazilian men so they stop being unfaithful

  • Bo

    RSVP
    [quote]I”m having an all male bathouse party. I’ll supply the Shirley Temples and condoms. NO WOMEN allowed.[/quote]
    Count me in!

  • USA_Male

    I forgot to add
    I”m having an all male bathouse party. I’ll supply the Shirley Temples and condoms. NO WOMEN allowed.

  • Bo

    Forget about my sexual preferences.
    Why are people talking about ch.c.’s sexual preferences ?

    We live in a modern world, where everyone has the right to choose whoever they want to spend their lives with ! Morons here act as if they never saw gays, lesbians in their lives.

  • ch.c

    [quote]Anyway, how nice that sarney the crook is willing to help. [/quote]

    Forget about my sexual preferences.BUT…BUT….you brought up a relevant topic. That Sarney is not only a crook, BUT…BUT…BUT:

    A Cheater,Liar and a Hider.

    Never ever trust Sarney.

  • USA_Male

    lol…looks like Ch.c found a new boyfriend. Enjoy…
    Anyway, how nice that sarney the crook is willing to help.

  • ch.c.

    The Un-Great Imposter
    No one has stolen my ID. You are just being ignorant !

    LAUGH, LAUGH

  • The Un-Great Imposter

    Why I do What I Do (notice the small d in do)
    I am the one who uses the names of the folks who regularly give informed opinions in this forum. I’m quite sure you all wonder why I take my not so valuable time to steal your names and scribble insipid remarks. These are my reasons.
    -I am the real homosexual. I attempt to attach that label to intelligent people like ch.c because I am trapped and can not intellectually counter his statistics or his sources of information. My frustration has to be quite transparent because my simplistic mindset is a demon that haunts me on an hourly basis. I realize this and have no remedy.
    – I am incredibly intimidated by decency. So I attempt to marginalize good folks like Dnb who actually have principles and religiosity and realizes that the miracle of life is not a random event.
    -I was abused in many ways. This is why I continually attempt to soil this blog. When you have nothing going in your life you play cheap games that attempt to bring down folks that obviously do.
    I came forward now because I am highly unstable and I harbor so much guilt that I have to emotionally masturbate . You all know who I am. The moniker shell game is fooling no one. I will continue to play my cheap games because I know of nothing else to soothe my shortcomings and massage my misguided attempt to belong here. Just see it for what it is. My parents will probably take away my computer soon anyway.

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