Amnesty International warns of possible crimes against humanity in Venezuela

Amnesty International warns of possible crimes against humanity in Venezuela
Erica Guevara Rosa, Director of Amnesty International USA (Photo: Bloggers)

Erica Guevara Rosas, director of Amnesty International (AI), warned of the possibility Crimes against humanity in Venezuela “may go unpunished”.

Guevara announced this Thursday UN Security Council calls on Venezuela to suspend uranium enrichment A recent report by the Independent International Mission highlights the need for Venezuela to seek alternatives to justice, saying dictator Nicolas Maduro was “exploited for years”. So that “impunity” in the country is avoided.

Guevara insisted This situation “We must warn the international community not to pursue serious human rights violations.”

This report, issued on Thursday, Venezuelan judges have been accused of “perpetuating” human rights abuses against dissidents. It also points out that the Venezuelan judiciary has “no independence”.

Amnesty International warns of possible crimes against humanity in Venezuela
Amnesty International warns of possible crimes against humanity in Venezuela

“The task of determining the facts about Venezuela confirms it Crimes against humanity in the country will go unpunished unless alternatives to non-state justice are sought. A large part of Amnesty International and Venezuela and the international civil society have condemned it, ”Guevara said in a statement.

A) Yes, Maduro regretted that he used the judiciary to oppress people who thought differently from his government.Therefore, “it is not possible for them to provide justice, truth and compensation to the victims and their close relatives.”

“Today more than ever The need for international justice mechanisms, such as the International Criminal Court’s Advocate’s Office (ICC), to support victims in Venezuela is clear. “, He pointed out.

The Independent international fact-finding mission Presented in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela a Tough statement To the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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At its best, it highlights the state (the rule of Nicolas Maduro)No concrete, decisive and progressive steps have been taken to address human rights violations”.

A representative of the AI ​​regrets that Maduro used the judiciary to suppress people who think differently from his government (Photo: Bloggers)
A representative of the AI ​​regrets that Maduro used the judiciary to suppress people who think differently from his government (Photo: Bloggers)

The judiciary plays a significant role in the state’s crackdown on dissent, rather than providing protection for victims of human rights abuses and crimes.“, He noted.

In its second report, the mission elaborated “How deficiencies in the justice system went hand in hand with the form of serious human rights violations and crimes under international law In the context of a state policy to calm, encourage and suppress government opposition since 2014. ”

“In the midst of Venezuela’s deep human rights crisis, The independence of the judiciary has been deeply erodedIt jeopardizes its function to deliver justice and protect individual rights, ”he said. Martha Valias, The head of the mission, was quoted in a statement.

This task was created by the UN Human Rights Council in 2019 to investigate human rights violations against the Maduro regime’s accused opponents.

(With Europa Press information)

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