Venezuelan man suspected of using Twitter to incite assassination of President ChavezBy AP
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Venezuela: Man used Twitter to try to kill Chavez
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan police have arrested a man suspected of using the Twitter social networking site to incite the assassination of President Hugo Chavez.
Federal Police Chief Wilmer Flores Trossel says the suspect is an employee from Venezuela’s state power company and he will be questioned by prosecutors.
Flores told the local Globovision television channel on Thursday that the 27-year-old man sent messages through Twitter outlining an alleged plan to kill Chavez.
Flores did not provide additional details.
Chavez has often alleged that his adversaries want to assassinate him.
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