Maduro Says ‘Truth Commission’ Created by New Assembly Will be Responsible for Punishing Opposition

Residents shout slogans against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro outside of Military base Paramacay in Valencia, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Venezuelan ruling party chief Diosdado Cabello said the military squashed a “terrorist” attack at a military base Sunday, shortly after a small group of men dressed in military fatigues released a video declaring themselves in rebellion. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says a “truth commission” created by the new, all-powerful constitutional assembly will ensure that those responsible for the current wave of unrest face justice.

Maduro announced on his weekly Sunday broadcast that the commission was setting up its offices at the Casa Amarilla, an historic building in Caracas that also houses the Ministry of Foreign Relations.

He added that the new assembly is considering a law against “hate, intolerance and fascism” that would try and immediately punish those found liable for the troubled nation’s recent upheaval.

Maduro frequently refers to opposition leaders and protesters as “fascists.”

He singled out the president of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, Julio Borges, warning him, “Justice is coming for you.”

Source: Associated Press