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Venezuelan dies in hunger strike in protest against Government
Diario las Americas ^ | 08/31/2010 | Diario las Americas

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brito; hunger; strike; venezuela
http://www.diariolasamericas.com/noticia/106323/muere-venezolano-en-huelga-de-hambre-en-protesta-contra-gobierno
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CARACAS (EFE).


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).
It indicates the newspaper that the wife of Brito explained that “the doctors warned to him of the decease but they did not offer details to him on the death”.
“Apparently, to the farming producer he gave an infarct him and although the galens tried to reanimate were not it successful”, indicates the newspaper.
It adds that, from Friday 20 of August, the farming producer “remained in a species of comma induced in the intensive therapy of the Military Hospital” of Caracas.
According to the metropolitan newspaper, a commission of the Body of Scientific researches, Penitentiaries and Criminologies (Cicpc) was at night in the place of Monday and Tuesday was anticipated in the morning the transfer of the body.
On the other hand, the Globovisión channel published an official notice of the family in whom it is indicated that “after a fight of more than six years, more than eight hunger strikes, the mutilation of a finger and salary be victim of an irregular deprivation of freedom, the body of Franklin Brito today let realise vital functions”.
“All this does not mean, nevertheless, that Franklin Brito has died. Franklin lives in the fight of the Venezuelan town by the right to the property, the access to justice, by the life in freedom and the respect from the governments to the individual human rights, groups and”, emphasizes the official notice.
From 2009 July, Franklin Brito had realised successive hunger strikes to protest by the presumed expropriation of its earth in the state Bolivar, in the south-east of Venezuela.
The past month of June, Brito, in thirst and hunger strike, began to receive treatment of hydration on the part of doctors of the Venezuelan Red Cross, informed then local means.
The producer weighed 43 kilos at that time and the doctors of the Red Cross could not provide serum to him via intravenous due to their extreme thinness, said then their daughter, Ángela Brito, according to the information of the press.
Brito had initiated a thirst strike to demand
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.

1 posted on 08/31/2010 8:36:18 AM PDT by Corazon
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To: Corazon

RIP, brave patriot.


2 posted on 08/31/2010 8:42:28 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear". - Glenn Beck)
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To: Corazon

I don’t hold with hunger striking, but here was a brave and resolute man.

May Venezuela be free!


3 posted on 08/31/2010 9:13:11 AM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: Corazon

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.


4 posted on 08/31/2010 9:39:47 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: txrangerette

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.


5 posted on 08/31/2010 11:40:31 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Corazon

RIP.


6 posted on 08/31/2010 4:07:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Corazon

Oh my goodness. How soon we forget the price that is paid for people to be free. Rest in peace, Franklin Brito.

Viva Venezuela!!


7 posted on 08/31/2010 4:12:28 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (islam is as islam does: http://blockthemosque.com/)
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