On the occasion of the 265th day of the arbitrary detention of Roberto Marrero, director of the National Assembly (NA), the plenary of the National Assembly approved the sending of a letter to representatives of international organizations in which they request the review of this case, as well as that of other cases of political prisoners, so that they may pronounce themselves and demand the regime their immediate release.
“Today Roberto Marrero is suffering the onslaught of an anti-democratic regime that violates human rights. That is why today we are sending a letter to international organizations addressed to Luis Almagro, secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS); to the Secretary General of the UN, Antonio Guterres and to the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Eboe Osuji, so that once again they can review this case and pronounce and demand from the regime the freedom of Roberto Marrero, Juan Requesens and all political prisoners,” said deputy Olivia Lozano.
In her speech at Tuesday’s ordinary session, Congresswoman Lozano recalled that 265 days have passed since Roberto Marrero was arbitrarily detained by Maduro’s regime. “His crime is to fight for Venezuela’s freedom. Maduro’s violent tactics will not stop the brave who fight for freedom,” she said.
Lozano described this as tactics of Nicolás Maduro’s regime to use the security forces and the courts to investigate Marrero for his alleged links with crimes involving violence to the constitutional order and the promotion of terrorism, including attempted assassination. “Such chicanery will not stop the brave men and women who fight for freedom,” she added.
“Roberto has not surrendered and they will not bend him even though he is in the dungeons of the Sebin. He told us: keep fighting, don’t stop because this people won’t stop, they won’t rest and we will keep fighting until we get freedom for our country,” she concluded.
Finally, the letter was read to the full chamber and will be sent to international organizations so that they can evaluate the petition described in it and take the pertinent actions of the case.