Shadow attorney general says Labour leader is ‘lifelong human rights defender’

The shadow attorney general, Shami Chakrabarti, has defended Jeremy Corbyn after the Labour leader was criticised for attacking “outside interference” against Venezuela’s socialist government.

The former director of the human rights organisation Liberty hit out at the regime of Nicolás Maduro over torture and “disappearances” of political opponents, saying it was important for leftwing politicians to be evenhanded.

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