The Frente Amplio Venezuela Libre denounces before Venezuela and the world the repressive and terrorist escalation that the de facto government of Maduro has assumed after the attack that the National Assembly has been suffering since January 5th, behaving the same way as its Hezbollah partners.
Today, January 15th, paramilitary groups close to Maduro’s regime have attacked the vehicle carrying part of the National Assembly’s directive with firearms.
It is no longer a question of preventing members of parliament from entering a building, which is a violation of the Constitution. They have now decided, in broad daylight, to carry out attacks on Members of Parliament and on the NA’s board of directors with the intention of spreading terror among the people in opposition.
All of this happened in the heart of the capital city, at 11:00 am, in front of dozens of National Guard and National Police officers who did nothing about it, and instead allowed the attack to take place, demonstrating that paramilitary terrorism is a State policy.
Today’s action makes it clear that Maduro has no intention of returning to the rule of law, of respecting the autonomy of institutions, and that on the contrary, he is willing to escalate the violation of human rights, including the right to life.
The National Assembly continues to be the dictatorship’s last stand against its intention to spread total terror and absolute control over the population. Protecting and preserving it is the duty of the Venezuelan people and the peoples of the world, because with it we are also preserving the most elementary rights of humanity.
The acts denounced above cannot be claimed by any political and social current in the world that calls itself democratic, or of the left, progressive or human rights defender. Trying to assassinate MPs to control an institution is a fascist act, so it is an ethical obligation of all forces defending social justice, dignified life and human rights to speak out without hesitation against this attack.
The world must realize that the struggle we unarmed Venezuelans are waging against a ruthless and amoral tyranny, a tyranny that has shown its support and sympathy for totalitarian political systems like that of Iran, which it is trying to disguise as popular and working class, requires a much more united and determined solidarity from the peoples of the world, because the defeat of a people in the hands of a small, tyrannical and armed group is the defeat of all humanity, of justice, of truth.
We, as a People, far from being discouraged by this violent escalation of tyranny, we assume with more decision the burden of this historical passage that has touched us, with our lives if necessary, but we will not stop fighting until the tyranny is defeated in Venezuela.