John Kerry rebukes Venezuela for `unacceptable` use of force
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Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 09:15
  
Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday condemned Venezuela's "unacceptable" use of force against anti-government protesters, and declined to respond to an offer from Caracas for bilateral talks.

"The government's use of force and judicial intimidation against citizens and political figures, who are exercising a legitimate right to protest, is unacceptable and will only increase the likelihood of violence," Kerry said in a statement. "This is not how democracies behave."

AFP

First Published: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 09:15


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