Skip to comments.Venezuelan dies in hunger strike in protest against Government
Posted on 08/31/2010 8:36:16 AM PDT by Corazon
Franklin Brito, agricultural producer of 49 years of age, that maintained successive hunger strikes in protest against the Venezuelan Government, passed away at night of this Monday, according to local means of press that mention familiar sources. The newspaper the Universal one informed in its digital edition of which the wife of Franklin Brito, Elena, declared to the metropolitan newspaper that his husband died around the 21,00 local time of Monday (01,30 GMT of Tuesday).
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that it was allowed the Venezuelan Red Cross to attend it, since did not trust the doctors of the Military Hospital, where it remained from December last against his will, according to he himself explained.
A court of Caracas authorized in June the Red Cross to attend Brito, hours after the Venezuelan vice-president, Elías Jaua, denounced that a campaign had untied, national or as much international on the case of the farming producer and professor of Biology.
That campaign, added Jaua, would look for to weaken the truth, that is to induce to the death the striker to present/display it like a fact of violation of the human rights on the part of the Venezuelan State, according to emphasized.
Jaua offered those declarations after meeting with representatives in Venezuela of United Nations, the Organization of American Estados (OAS) and of the Pan-American Organization of Salud (OPS), to those who it alerted of the assumption bad use that is making the opposition to president Hugo Chavez of the case of Brito.
Brito fulfilled his first protest the 10 of May of 2005, when, in front of reporters to whom it summoned in a Caracas place, meñique was clipped and threatened cutting to a finger every week in rejection to the governmental extreme cruelty that it denounced in his against.
To this it did it protest by the supposed governmental ignorance of a rural property of 299 hectares, which Jaua said that it is false and that rather the one was the Government of Chávez that granted the title deeds to him in 1999.
Brito began its hunger strike in the middle of the year last before the office in Caracas of the OAS and suspended to the fasting the 4 of December, when the cancellation of the expropriation was notified to him, after which was transferred to the Military Hospital.
The National Tierras Institute (INTI) revoked then emitted agrarian letters in favor of third parties, with presumed land affectation of Brito.
The agriculturist put three conditions not to retake strike: that emits a copy certified of the cancellation of the expropriation, which they initiate the indemnification process and that denies the versions appeared in the press on supposed debts that would maintain with the INTI.
When not folding the authorities to its demands, Brito reinitiated its hunger strike intermittently.
RIP, brave patriot.
I don’t hold with hunger striking, but here was a brave and resolute man.
May Venezuela be free!
Frankly, a Darwin award winner. He chose to fail by starving himself to death instead of remaining strong and capable of fighting against the tyrants.
Yes, RIP. While I don’t like the way he protested by killing himself, it does take astonishing resolve to do it. I hope that his sacrifice is not in vain and that chavez gets his soon.
Oh my goodness. How soon we forget the price that is paid for people to be free. Rest in peace, Franklin Brito.
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