The Permanent Commission of Worship and Penitentiary Regime of the National Assembly, in the voice of its President, Deputy Williams Dávila Barrios, pledged to continue making visible the serious human rights violations that are committed daily in Venezuelan prisons, where the State itself acts against the minimum guarantees of those imprisoned.
In the second session of this parliamentary body, the Merida legislator also condemned the lack of biosafety measures to protect prisoners from the COVID-19 pandemic. “If the coronavirus hits hard the population at large, imagine how it is for those who are behind bars,” he said.
In the same session where the deputies Deyalitza Aray, Vice-President of the aforementioned commission, and the parliamentarian Héctor Cordero participated, Dávila added that since the update of the Report by the UN High Commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, where she denounced this critical situation, the dictatorship has done nothing to enforce the rights of these people.
He gave as an example of this the murder of the young Daniela Figueredo, by a PoliZamora agent when he forced the detainee to have sexual relations.” Our task is to make visible the serious situation of the prison system,” stressed the spokesman for Parliament.
“When you are in jail, the only right that should be lost is freedom, as a human person we must guarantee your human rights today violated by the State itself,” added Dávila.