The Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights and Victim Assistance, Humberto Prado, said that the report issued by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has revealed the regime as a human rights violator in Venezuela.
Prado pointed out that the report that Bachelet rendered has three stages that have developed throughout this year. The commissioner recalled that in March a first progress report was carried out, while later in July it was the presentation and active dialogue. “The third part is now this September, with the update of the report in several areas”, he said.
The commissioner appointed by President (E) Guaido also considered it important to highlight the points regarding the economic sector in the report of the UN High Commissioner, as they demonstrate the lack of public policies in the country. “The social economic situation that continues to deteriorate rapidly restricting the exercise of economic and social rights for the people”, he said.
Regarding the minimum wage, he indicated that the depreciation of the equivalent of the base salary of a Venezuelan, from June to date (June $ 7 – September $ 2), represents the absence of a policy for the care of the worker and respect for their human rights.
Regarding the availability and economic accessibility of food, the Commissioner indicated that the official confederation of charitable and social action entities of the Catholic Church, Caritas, recorded 35% chronic malnutrition in children under 5 years of age treated in Popular areas in 2019.
Prado emphasized an important point in Bachelet’s report, linked to the executions carried out by the regime’s security forces, such as FAES. The commissioner said that the report presented by Bachelet shows that Maduro has not complied with the recommendations of her office “to dissolve” the security body. “In the past month of July alone, the NGO Monitor de Víctimas registered 57 cases of alleged executions of the FAES in Caracas”, he said.
Persecution of the regime
Prado stressed that the report reflected the lifting of parliamentary immunity to four deputies of the AN raising the total number to 25 parliamentarians deprived of immunity. He also emphasized that two of them, Edgar Zambrano and Juan Requesens, are unjustly detained.
“Bachelet also reports on the level of deterioration of social and political rights, citing specific cases such as Braulio Jatar, Judge Afiuni and Rubén González. At the international level, the application of military justice against civilians and torture is an indicator of absence of democracy”, Prado said.
Similarly, the Commissioner mentioned the attack of the regime on the autonomy of universities, which was reflected in the Bachelet report.
Prado also stressed that the document delivered by Bachelet mentioned the case of Captain Acosta Arévalo, who died at the hands of an institution run by the usurping government. “The autopsy indicated the way he died, with blows, bruises and burns in various parts of his body and in addition to having 16 fractured ribs and also the nasal septum. The authorities reported that two officers had been arrested and had been charged with pre-intentional homicide, if there had been no act of torture, nor have they been investigated under the laws that exist in our country”, he concluded.