The Commissioner of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the Crisis of Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees, David Smolansky, reported that the dictatorships of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua now total approximately 1,000 political prisoners.
The official of the Legitimate Government stressed that to this serious repression we must add the unprecedented migratory crisis, which in Venezuela alone has created more than 5 million displaced, while among the 3 countries the figure reaches above 8 million migrants and refugees.
The Interagency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants (R4V) revealed that as of July 5th, the number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in the world was at least 5,649,714. However, he specified that these figures are those taken into account by governments when registering the migratory status of people, therefore it is likely that the total number is higher.
Meanwhile, the International Criminal Court continues with the process that investigates crimes against humanity committed by officials of Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship.
The Ambassador to Canada, Orlando Viera-Blanco, reported on the preparations for incidents related to new episodes of political persecution, arbitrary arrests, forced disappearances, harassment, attempted assassination and murders that will be brought to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Mr. Viera-Blanco announced that among the new evidence to be presented stands out the most recent attack against President in Charge, Juan Guaidó, who was the subject of an attempted kidnapping by law enforcement forces under orders of the Caracas’ regime, using long weapons and detonating explosives in the middle of a violent procedure without any kind of guarantees. On the other hand, Deputy Freddy Guevara was subjected to a forced disappearance for several hours (more than 48) and illegal detention by Nicolás Maduro’s regime.
COMPLICITY WITH CUBA’S DICTATORSHIP
After the unprecedented protests that have taken place during the month of July in Cuba, Maduro’s dictatorship has further evidenced its criminal policy by offering all its support to the oppressive Díaz-Canel regime.
Not satisfied with the 40 thousand barrels a day of Venezuelan oil that Maduro gives away to the island, he recently sent spokesperson Delcy Rodríguez to meet with Díaz-Canel in an act that reflects the interdependence of the two dictatorships that hijacked the freedom of Venezuela and Cuba.
“While the Cuban regime represses its people, the dictator Maduro continues to send it more resources to continue its repression. The oil shipments sent by Maduro to Cuba from January to July 2021 total 10.7 million barrels to date, the equivalent of 502 million U.S. dollars,” said the Venezuelan Ambassador to the United States, Carlos Vecchio.