The Deputy of the National Assembly, Delsa Solórzano, assured that Maduro’s refusal to admit a delegation from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to Venezuela is because of the fear that the dictatorship has of human rights organizations.
“In 2013 the regime had to agree to the Parliamentarian Committee of Human Rights to come to Venezuela to verify the numerous complaints of violations against the Democratic parliamentarians, but two days before the visit they revoqued the authorization,” recalled the parliamentarian in a letter published on her social network accounts.
Likewise, she mentioned how in 2016, at the insistence of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the regime was forced to accept a mission to Venezuela to verify the situation of parliament and parliamentarians. On that occasion again, a few days before, they withdrew the visa authorization from the members of the mission.
Now, Solórzano added, in its eagerness to disguise its illegitimate and fraudulent assembly, the dictatorship sent Jorge Rodríguez to Geneva, where he made all possible promises of amendment and went to the extreme of committing himself to receive the human rights committee’s mission.
“The IPU anounced a visit of the highest level on the 23rd of this month, headed by its President, the Honorable Deputy Duarte Pacheco and made up of members of the Executive Committee and the Human Rights Committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union,” she said.
The objective of the mission is to verify the serious violations of the Constitution of the Republic and the electoral fraud with which the regime tries to minimize parliament.
However, this Friday when several members of the IPU delegation were about to board their flights from Latin America, Europe and Africa, the dictatorship warned that it is not in a position to receive the mission because it is “busy” organizing the commemoration of the battle of Carabobo.
“Once again, the regime shows its fear of the institutions that defend human rights and democracy,” said Solórzano.
The Inter-Parliamentary Union is studying the complaints of more than 140 violations: arbitrary detentions, torture, and illegal disqualifications, of which Venezuelan parliamentarians have been victims.
“All the human rights defense organizations on the planet, in the face of this refusal by the dictatorship, do nothing more than show that in Venezuela the regime, in effect, commits crimes against humanity and subjugates the population,” concluded the deputy of the legitimate National Assembly.