Manuela Bolívar, deputy of the National Assembly, rejected the impunity with which cases of gender violence and human rights have been dealt with, such as that of Mathías Enrique Salazar Moure, known as “The Monster of Maracay”, who held a woman captive for more than 31 years.
The Sub-Commission on Women and Gender Equality demanded that this antisocial remain in prison.
“No violence of any kind should be allowed. What is required today is the necessary investigation. The other women in this building are in danger,” Bolívar warned.
In this sense, the congresswoman regretted that there is no Venezuelan State that can act as it should in these cases. “Today, there are no such mechanisms required of the Venezuelan State that allow for the protection of women who are being subjected to violence. The case of the Monster of Aragua has the whole society in awe. It was 32 years ago that he subjected Morella to torture and slavery”.
The National Assembly revealed that Morella managed to escape from Mathías Salazar after 32 years in captivity, suffering sexual abuse and torture. Mathias also held two other women hostage.