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Organizations in Spain demand release of Venezuelan airplane

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Organizations in Spain demand release of Venezuelan airplane

Madrid, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Numerous groups in Spain of solidarity and friendship with Venezuela, demanded today the immediate release of a plane of the South American country "kidnapped in Argentina".

The organizations issued here a Manifesto of the Bolivarian Solidarity Platform, in which they demand “the end of the hijacking and the release of the cargo aircraft belonging to the Venezuelan state-owned EMTRASUR, together with its 19 crew members”.

They specified that this is “an illegal act perpetrated in Argentine territory, for more than two months, by the Judiciary of that country. An action carried out by means of the most absolute judicial arbitrariness”.

They considered that the hijacking of the air ship and the retention of its crew members “have been carried out without the slightest legal support at the national and international level”.

“The criminal retention violates International Law, since it implies an extraterritorial application in Argentina of legal orders issued in the United States against national assets and persons of a third country, in this case the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and of a fourth country, given that five of the crew members are of Iranian origin”, the text specified.

According to the signatories of the document, this fact demonstrates the reactionary character of those who are part of this operation, “attacking the Venezuelan government for daring to question with its policies the neo-liberal quo status of U.S. imperialism”.

They also pointed out that a very dangerous precedent is being set. “Air navigation and trade in general are exposed to the ups and downs of the U.S. justice system, which is absolutely bent to the interests of U.S. multinationals”, they added.

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