The Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights and Attention to Victims, Humberto Prado, reported this Thursday on the visit to Venezuela of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, at the invitation of President (e) Juan Guaidó.
Prado indicated that the aforementioned commission would be arriving in the country between February 3rd and 7th and is expected to meet with the victims, the persecuted, and the injured, as well as with the academia, the deputies of the National Assembly, and the representatives of the Church, among others. He stressed that this had not happened since 2002, when then president Susana Villarán was in charge.
“When these kinds of visits are announced, you know that the regime receives them with drums and violins, then they come out ranting, because what they reveal is the violation of human rights in our country,” Prado said.
He said that a pronouncement by these international bodies would not only pave the ground for the defense, but also document the case, particularly Roberto Marrero’s case, director of the office of Congressman Juan Guaidó, on an international scale.
Trial of Roberto Marrero interrupted indefinitely
On the case of Roberto Marrero, the defense attorney, Joel Garcia, took the floor, and pointed out that the trial against Marrero has been interrupted indefinitely.
Furthermore, he assured that the reason for the interruption “is his innocence, because as we all know Roberto Marrero is innocent, because it is enough to listen to the words of General Cristopher Figuera, when he said he was in prison because it was ordered to plant a weapon, that statement was ratified in the trial we were holding,” Garcia said.
“We maintain that Roberto Marrero is innocent, this is a political kidnapping and we all know it, even the officials who sign those police reports.”
He also reported that the judge who was handling the case was dismissed last Dec. 20th, for that reason, until a new judge is appointed, it is not known when the trial will begin again.
Reynaldo Marrero, Roberto Marrero’s brother, was present at the declarations of the Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights and Attention to Victims, Humberto Prado, and his defender, lawyer Joel García, expressing their gratitude for the fight for his freedom.
Finally, they asked the authorities to be able to visit them since their relatives have not been able to see them for two months.