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Yesterday’s flawed judicial decisions against members of the National Assembly of Venezuela - Miguel Pizarro, Carlos Paparoni, Franco Casella and Winston Flores - are part of a pattern of blatant violations of due process and unfair legal proceedings. They also constitute clear measures of intimidation aimed at hampering the political work of the National Assembly. Such measures only contribute to further polarisation of the situation in the country. The European Union underlines the need to fully respect the country’s Constitution as well as lawmakers’ civil rights and their parliamentary immunity.