Venezuelan president to file complaint against opposition leader for inciting violence

Updated: 2016-09-02 11:03


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CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will file an international complaint against Henry Ramos Allup, the opposition leader and president of the National Assembly, for inciting violence.

Addressing a massive gathering of sympathizers in Caracas, MaduroI said he would do this before national and international tribunals for Allup's "fascist and hateful expressions, which incite violence."

The president added that he has ordered the establishment of a commission "to study all the threats, all the expressions of racism, hate, intolerance and violence" made by the leader of the Democratic Unity Roundtable.

On Wednesday, the president asked the Supreme Court to strip the deputies in Congress of their immunity. He also called for a relevant decree, accusing the lawmakers making use of the immunity to "conspire and destabilize."

In response, Allup issued a statement saying that "the president is anxious and very nervous. He has seen that it is not the political parties but the citizens that are seeking a recall referendum (against him)."