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They called on the International Criminal Court to administer justice for the alleged crimes against humanity committed in Venezuela

They called on the International Criminal Court to administer justice for the alleged crimes against humanity committed in Venezuela

In June, a report was published stating that there was reasonable ground to believe that crimes under the agency’s jurisdiction had been committed in the country (Photo: EFE)

On Friday, several Venezuelan human rights activists asked ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan, “Justice is served” for alleged crimes against humanity committed in the country that are blamed on the Nicolás Maduro regime.

The request was submitted at the meeting that Several mothers of protesters who were killed in the protests and relatives of citizens classified as “political prisoners” have presented their cases, As stated in a press release issued by the opposition.

“They are already Seven years after my daughter was extrajudicially executed by 24 soldiers from the Venezuelan state and only two have been prosecuted,” asserted during the meeting Rosa Orozco, the mother of Geraldine Moreno, who died during the 2014 protests.

Moreno urged the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to “Justice for all mothers who lost their children because of the Maduro regime.”

In addition, she said, for her, It is a “tragedy” that forces her to “endure” Not only losing his daughter, but also “The absence of justice.”

The Center for Advocates and Justice (CDJ) noted that "During the month of July, the largest number of attacks and security incidents against the right to defend human rights were documented so far in 2021.".  EFE / Miguel Gutierrez / Archive
The Center for Defenders and Justice (CDJ) noted that “during July, the largest number of attacks and security incidents against the right to defend human rights was documented so far in 2021.” EFE / Miguel Gutierrez / Archive

Carmen Bracho, mother of Miguel Castillo, shared the young man who died in Caracas during the 2017 protests, adding that “Being a victim of a human rights violation in Venezuela is the same as feeling silent, Since no one is attending, no one is competent, and the only way to listen is through the bodies of international justice.”

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All victims and relatives of prisoners Agreed on the need for the intervention of international bodies. The information added that the guilty are convicted of the crimes they denounce.

I ask Prosecutor Karim Khan to put himself in our shoes as daughters, mothers or wivesThis is not an easy battle, and when the fighting isn’t over, we don’t even see lights on the road, he’s stepping in to do good and fulfill his mission,” said Loredana Hernandez, daughter of General Hector Armando Hernandez. “Da Costa, considered a “political prisoner” since 2018.

on June 15 The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court issued a report indicating that there is a “reasonable basis” to believe that “crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court” have been committed in Venezuela.At least since 2017.

the document Issued on the day former Prosecutor General Fatou Bensouda finished her job.

President of the Supreme Court of Justice of Venezuela, Michael Moreno rejected what was stated in the text of the Public Prosecution Office of the International Criminal Court She described the findings as “subjective assessments that do not correspond to reality”.

(With information from EFE)

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