This Monday, in a digital forum called “Venezuela without Rights”, human rights defenders and political leaders from Argentina and Venezuela addressed the situation in the country as evidenced in the second report issued by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.
Political scientist Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian explained that Michelle Bachelet’s report reflects that in Venezuela “extrajudicial executions and arbitrary detentions continue to occur and that there are reports of torture and forced disappearances”. She also emphasized the situation of the indigenous populations, who “have denounced the impossibility of accessing food, drinking water, the health system and education.”
The Argentinean Congresswoman, Karina Banfi, stressed that they defend the principle of “not indifference” participated in the forum being one of the main leaders of this country that raised her voice for Human Rights in Venezuela, since she mentioned that “there is no sovereignty when it comes to Human Rights” and that the whole region must be attentive when a country violates the fundamental rights of its population. “Tomorrow any country can be Venezuela, that’s why we must stand in solidarity,” she said.
The intervention of the Deputy of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Delsa Solórzano, began with the phrase “you cannot say that there are good dictatorships and bad dictatorships”. Solorzano mentioned that in Venezuela the human rights to freedom and due process are violated, but also the most basic rights such as food and health, “here there is no water in the 21st century,” said the deputy.
At the closing of the forum, the words of the Ambassador to Elisa Trotta marked the importance of having the support of the world: “Some years ago there were not many who raised their voice for Venezuela. Not many people understood that democracy, freedom and life in our country were in danger”. In that sense, she stressed that “today the world is clear, whether they express it or not, that Venezuela is a criminal dictatorship, which does not represent a danger only for Venezuelans but for the whole continent”.