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Canada has confirmed its support for the case before the International Criminal Court against Nicolas Maduro's regime for human rights violations

Canada has confirmed its support for the case before the International Criminal Court against Nicolas Maduro’s regime for human rights violations

Pictured is the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. EFE / Rayner Peña / Archive

Canada’s Foreign Ministry recalled Thursday that in 2018, together with several countries, they denounced before the International Criminal Court (ICC) numerous cases of gross human rights violations committed by the Nicolás Maduro regime. And they constitute crimes against humanity.

The letter (also signed by the governments of Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Argentina, then headed by Mauricio Macri) was accompanied by two letters:Reports prepared by international experts document extrajudicial operations, torture and arbitrary detention in the context of anti-government protests in Venezuela.

“This measure supports the decision already taken by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to conduct a preliminary investigation into the situation in Venezuela on their initiative,” the Canadian diplomatic authorities said in a statement.

And they added: “The International Criminal Court has our full support and confidence. Canada will continue to work with all partners to support the work of the ICC on this investigation.. We call on Venezuela to cooperate with the court. Perpetrators of international crimes must face justice. “

This statement came to the Canadian diplomat the following day Argentina withdrew from the 2018 case before the International Criminal Court against the Chavista dictatorship, which sparked a debate Thursday between Alberto Fernandez’s government and the opposition..

Pictured is the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda.  EFE / Eva Plevier / Pool / Archive
Pictured is the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda. EFE / Eva Plevier / Pool / Archive

Although the Argentine executive authority’s decision not to be bound by this judicial request dates back to last March, When he left the Lima group – which does not know Nicolas Maduro and is looking for solutions to the crisis in Venezuela – the truth has now emerged..

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“On March 24, we officially informed of our withdrawal from the Lima group, and as a result, on March 25, we got a complaint that we filed as the Lima group, because we no longer belong to it,” according to sources from the chancellery.

On hearing this news, Venezuela’s interim president said, Juan Guaidó denounced the withdrawal of the lawsuit by Argentine President Alberto Fernandez.

Does the government of President Alberto Fernandez consider that there is justice in Venezuela, that the victims are protected, and that the atrocities are sure not to happen again?Guaidó wrote on his Twitter account.

On the other hand, the non-governmental organization Provea condemned, on Thursday, the “campaign of attacks” launched by the Venezuelan regime against the International Criminal Court, a few weeks after the Supreme Court decided whether to open an official investigation into crimes against humanity in the country, which is currently under way. Examination.

The Bolivarian National Guard cracks down on protesters at a march in Venezuela (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)
The Bolivarian National Guard cracks down on protesters at a march in Venezuela (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

The Venezuelan regime is trying to put together a matrix of opinions. After a few weeks, as announced by the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, a decision is made on whether or not to open a formal investigation into the occurrence of crimes against humanity in the country.. The non-governmental organization said in a statement that early prevention of harm in the event of an adverse decision.

Prosecutor Tariq William Saab, one of the campaigners of the campaign, said in early May that the International Criminal Court “is being used as a source of information that was published on Twitter by shoes with false assertions.”

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The organization states that a Saab statement contradicts the statement released in December 2020, when, After a visit to the agency’s headquarters in The Hague, he affirmed that “Venezuela has always expressed its recognition and support for the International Criminal Court.“.

The Executive Vice President, Delsey Rodriguez, also dismissed the work of the International Criminal Court, declaring that the Venezuela case was “a great farce based on lies and lies posted on social networks.”

With information from EFE

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