Protest vic­tim dies

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

A VENEZUE­LAN youth who was beaten and set on fire by vi­o­lent anti-gov­ern­ment pro­test­ers in Cara­cas two weeks ago has died of his in­juries, gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials re­ported.

Or­lando Jose Figuera was burnt alive on May 20 in Cara­cas’ Al­tamira neigh­bour­hood, one of the cap­i­tal’s af­flu­ent ar­eas, after op­po­si­tion pro­test­ers sus­pected that the 21-year-old black man was a gov­ern­ment sup­porter.

Min­is­ter of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Ernesto Vil­le­gas, tweeted on Satur­day: “Or­lando Figuera, stabbed and burnt alive by minds dis­eased by hate… just died of car­diopul­monary ar­rest.” teleSUR

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