Chavez linked televison reporter arrested for terrorism.

From the Houston Chronicle 

BOGOTA, Colombia — A reporter for news channel Telesur, majority owned by the Venezuelan government of President Hugo Chavez, was arrested in Bogota on charges of terrorism and rebellion, authorities said Monday.

Fredy Munoz, a Colombian national, was taken into custody at the capital’s airport after arriving on a flight from Caracas Sunday, said a statement by the Department of Administrative Security, or DAS, the Colombian equivalent of the FBI.

The arrest warrant was issued by a prosecutor on Nov. 10 for charges of terrorism and rebellion relating to a series of bombings along the Caribbean coast in 2002. No one was killed in the attacks. No further details were given.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known as the FARC, was blamed for a number of attacks across the coastline in 2002.

“This type of accusation undoubtedly surprises us. We think this is an attack against freedom of the press, against the right to information,” Andres Izarra, Telesur president, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “We are analyzing our legal options for the defense of Fredy Munoz’ rights”.


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