The Permanent Commission of People’s Power and Communication Media strongly rejects the violation of the fundamental rights of the journalist DARWINSON ROJAS, by the Force of Special Actions (FAES), who without having competence in health matters, appeared in his residence claiming to have received an anonymous call denouncing that his house had been infected by COVID-19. Asking him to accompany them, without indicating his destination and by not obeying the arbitrary request, he was detained by approximately 15 members of staff who violently broke into his home and forcibly detained him and his parents, JESUS ROJAS, who was brutally beaten by the officials and MIRIAM SANCHEZ his mother, whose whereabouts are unknown. Additionally, they stole 2 computers and cell phones.
This legislative body holds responsible Nicolás Maduro’s usurper regime and the repressive organs for the life of Darwinson Rojas and his parents that, taking advantage of the Quarantine that the citizens comply with, execute acts that violate the Constitution and the laws, since we are not in the presence of a suspension of Constitutional Guarantees that allow arbitrary detentions without a court order.
The citizenry needs to be informed, this is a human right that the usurper regime has been systematically violating since the beginning of the Quarantine, by not providing reliable figures that allow the country to know the progress of the disease at the national level, which is why, it is the duty of independent journalists and media to comply with the sacred duty of informing, so that the population knows the advance of the disease. In a country deprived of water, food, medicines, gasoline, and most seriously, with a ruined Health System that gives no certainty of life to any Venezuelan.
It is not by stopping journalists that you stop the advance of a disease that does not distinguish between creed, ideology, race or religion and that affects the entire planet.
We demand the immediate release of DARWINSON ROJAS and his parents JESUS ROJAS and MIRIAM SANCHEZ and we reiterate: the life and safety of these Venezuelans is the responsibility of Nicolás Maduro’s usurper regime.
We express our solidarity with Darwinson Rojas and the Rojas Sánchez family, and we commit ourselves to denounce this violation of their human rights to international bodies.