Henrique Capriles 'Has A Jail Cell Waiting For Him,' Venezuelan Official Says (VIDEO)
Venezuela’s Penitentiary Minister Iris Varela said in a televised press conference Tuesday that she had a “jail cell waiting” for opposition leader Henrique Capriles, who she accused of being addicted to hallucinogens and being a fascist and a murderer, the local press reports.
It wasn’t clear from news reports whether the Venezuelan government had actually issued an arrest warrant for Capriles, but Varela’s comments highlighted the growing tensions over the contested presidential election and ensuing protests that left seven people dead.
“The only good news for you is that the prison that’s waiting for you, Capriles Radonski, won’t be like the ones we inherited,” Varela said, referring to the period before former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez first took office in 1999.
“You have an addiction and you know it,” Varela continued, saying that an unspecified drug habit led him to provoke violence by calling protests. “When someone is under the effect of hallucinogens, they’re capable of anything,”