The Deputy of the National Assembly, Delsa Solórzano, representing the Justice and Peace Commission of the Parliament, demanded proof of life and humanitarian measures for the political prisoners, civilians and military who are detained in overcrowded conditions by Nicolás Maduro’s regime in view of the danger represented by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Solórzano recalled that since the virus arrived in Venezuela, the dictatorship has been urged to grant humanitarian measures to political prisoners.
“Today we are certain that, unfortunately, Covid-19 has reached several of the prisons where Venezuelan political prisoners are held,” she said on Wednesday.
Molly De La Sotta, sister of Captain Luis De La Sotta, also joined the petition. She confirmed that there are positive cases of coronavirus in the basement of the police station and that holds approximately 200 people at risk.
“We demand that the Commission of High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, which has been in Caracas for a year, accompany the families to demand a proof of life,” she added.
For his part, Juan Requesens, father of Congressman Juan Requesens, urged Maduro’s dictatorship to allow visits by the relevant authorities to verify the state of all the detainees and officials who are in danger of being infected.
Finally, Romy Moreno de Marrero, wife of lawyer Roberto Marrero, called on the international community, the UN, the European Union and the Red Cross to put pressure on the regime and demand a humanitarian measure for political prisoners.
— Delsa Solorzano (@delsasolorzano) August 5, 2020