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Given the almost overnight loss of respect many of us had towards Shami Chakrabarti, this is both disappointing, but not surprising. The whole defence feels like she is hedging her bets between not wanting to upset Corbyn and wanting to align herself with the criticism of Maduro's regime, so the defence ends up feeling like Emily Thornberry's weasel-like defence of Corbyn over the Anti-Semitism issue. If she has any integrity on this, she would have resigned and gone further in her criticisms of Maduro's abuse of human rights. Sad really! All that hard work and well earned reputation with Liberty, all undone!