Friday, August 15, 2008

Venezuela Passes New Kidnapping Law

In more kidnapping news, Venezuela's national assembly took action against kidnapping and passed a law that addressed abduction.  Up to this point the country hasn't had a specific law that deals with kidnapping. Now, if someone is convicted of kidnapping they could face up to 30 years in jail. Even thought kidnapping rates are down this year, the government felt a law was needed to address guerilla warfare abductions that have plagued the country. 

All in all, this week has been a good week for prohibiting and dissuading kidnapping. As Cheerful Scoop noted earlier, Mexico just formed an anti-kidnapping squad. Kidnappers be wary. 

(Originally reported by the BBC.)

11 comments:

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Christy said...

It's about time they passed a law like this.

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Ken Stokes said...

lots of anti-kidnapping reform going on. can't help but love that.

Kim said...

"Gorilla warfare"? I didn't think they had gorillas in Venezuela... No worries, we know you meant "guerilla". Great idea for a blog, by the way. We DO need more good news and I like when little stories are compiled into a collection like this. Thanks. Keep up the good work.

Hippy Chick said...

It's hard to believe this country has had a major problem like this for so long and only now realize they need a law to help prevent kidnapping. Although, considering it is guerilla warfare, how much can a law really affect what the rebels are doing? Obviously there is not a lot of respect for the laws period.

The Baroness said...

That's quite an important law to have in place.

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GEORGE CHULLICKAL said...

Kidanpping ......... it's too late to pass this law ...
there may be a lot to explore!!!!!


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