The Argentinean deputies Elisa Carrió, Maximiliano Ferraro and Mariana Zuvic, presented a draft resolution requesting that the government of President Alberto Fernández manage and grant refugee status to deputies who are members of the Venezuelan National Assembly and are persecuted by Nicolás Maduro regime.
“Argentina must take a stand with those countries that defend freedom, the democratic system and humanism. The national government must decide if it is on the side of democracy and respect for human rights or if it maintains its links with the Chavista regime,” said the Civic Coalition deputies in a statement.
“The escalation of repression and criminal aggression by colectivos and military groups at the service of Nicolás Maduro’s regime against the president in charge, Juan Guaidó, the Board of Directors and the deputies of the Venezuelan National Assembly, has recently become unsustainable and has been mobilizing the international community to take all possible actions to contribute to the reestablishment of the rule of law in the country,” they state as the basis of the draft resolution.
“There is no doubt that Argentina, through the competent government bodies, must promote, manage and grant, within the framework of the applicable regulations, refugee status to all Venezuelan deputies who request it, in their capacity as subjects subject to political persecution because of their ideas or party affiliation,” they add.
“An efficient and quick management of the Argentine diplomacy can save the life or freedom of many legitimate representatives of the Venezuelan people, members of the National Assembly, who see their destiny and their parliamentary mandate threatened,” they conclude.