The European Union on Saturday condemned the violation of the parliamentary immunity of four members of the Venezuelan National Assembly and repudiated the intimidation and persecution manoeuvres carried out by the Maduro dictatorship against opponents.
The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, said that the decision of Nicolás Maduro’s regime “is a serious violation of constitutional provisions, the rule of law and the democratic principle of separation of powers”, as quoted in an official statement.
“On December 16th, the Venezuelan Supreme Court and the illegitimate Constituent Assembly stripped four other members of the National Assembly – Jorge Millán, Hernán Alemán, Carlos Lozano and Luis Stefanelli – of their constitutionally granted parliamentary immunity,” Borrell adds in the brief.
The European Union said that the action against the MPs represents “a serious violation of constitutional provisions, the rule of law and the democratic principle of separation of powers.”
“The ongoing actions against members of the National Assembly, including harassment, intimidation and arbitrary arrests, are hampering the constitutional work of the National Assembly,” they said.
“The European Union reiterates that a peaceful and political solution can only be achieved if the National Assembly, the only democratically elected body in Venezuela, is fully respected and its members are able to carry out their constitutional prerogatives freely,” the statement concluded.