Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Já agora, passando da Venezuela para o vizinho do lado

Piedad Cordoba banned from politics for 18 years, no "Bloggings by Boz", sobre uma senadora colombiana destituida do cargo e baninda de ocupar cargos politicos pelo Procurado-Geral, sob a acusação de ligações às FARC:

What bothers me about this story is that the Attorney General removed her from office and banned her from politics without a judicial trial. In my opinion, that's anti-democratic. An executive branch going after a opposition politician like this reeks of political persecution.

The Attorney General should not be able to make this decision unilaterally. If the evidence is solid, then charge her with a crime and let her face an open trial. Otherwise, she should be left alone.

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