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REDACTED Page 114 of 190 Redman had joined a group of people that had congregated to protest in Francisco de Miranda Ave., in Chacao, towards Government Buildings, and were repressed by the National Guard.467 Before his death Robert tweeted from his Twitter account: “Today I was hit by a stone on my back, hit by a helmet on my nose; I swallowed tear gas, load up the boy who died, and what did you do". At 7.21 pm, he wrote: “Chacao is on fire," and half-hour later: “At the moment, hurt in my right forearm by a pellet gun." Few minutes before he died, at 8.21 pm, he wrote, “I’m in Chacao".468 Many witnesses declared that they saw a caravan comprising of a National Guard tank, National Guard motorcycles and two individuals dressed as civilians acting together with the National Guard driving through the Boulevard. According to the witnesses, the perpetrators used a model of motorcycle typically used by government military corps and they opened fire at the crowd injuring people and killing Redman.469 According to the CICPC official report, on the scene of the crime, at least 13 bullets shells of the 9mm calibre were found together with Robert’s phone and hat. His camera was never found.470 According to the GoV and Maduro himself, who released a statement on the matter Robert Redman was killed by a hired assassin.471 Following the 12 February events, Diosdado Cabello, the President of the National Assembly also publicly blamed opposition leaders María Corina Machado and Leopoldo López for orchestrating the violent events of that day.472 (iii) Génesis Carmona 467 NT. (2014) Un muerto y un herido en protestas en Chacao (Fotos). Noticias En Tweet. [Online] 12 February. Available from: protestas-en.html [Accessed 25 October, 2015]; NT. (2014) Queman entrada de la sede del TSJ en Chacao. Noticias En Tweet. [Online] 12 February. Available from: http://notitweet- [Accessed 25 October, 2015] 468 NACIONAL. (2014) Opinion Roberto José Redman Orozco; EL UNIVERSAL. (2014) El patrón de la muerte 469 EL UNIVERSAL. (2014) El patrón de la muerte 470 EL UNIVERSAL. (2014) El patrón de la muerte 471 NOTICIERO DIGITAL. (2014) Maduro sugiere que a Robert Redman lo mató la ultraderecha por encargo. Noticiero Digital. [Online] 21 February. Available from: encargo/ [Accessed 25 October, 2015]; NACIONAL. (2014) Opinion Roberto José Redman Orozco 472 CORREO DEL ORINOCO. (2014) Cabello condena asesinato de un militante de la revolución del 23 de Enero y llama a la paz. Correo del Orinoco. [Online] 12 February. Available from: enero-y-llama-a-paz/ [Accessed 25 October, 2015]

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