On Tuesday, Franco Casella and Wilmer Azuaje, deputies persecuted by the narco-dictatorship, held a meeting in Switzerland with members of the UN Commission on Human Rights where they delivered evidence of the allegations of human rights violations in Venezuela, specifically the cases of “La masacre del Junquito” (The Junquito Massacre), also about political prisoners and other allegations that certify the crimes of crimes against humanity committed by Nicolás Maduro.
Wilmer Azuaje affirmed: “Yesterday we were in The Hague presenting more than 400 proofs about the case of the Junquito Massacre, today we do it here before the headquarters of the UN. We made for the first time the formal denunciation before this organism of this case, for the first time they received proofs and denunciations on the massacre of the Junquito we consigned photographs, videos and from today they will open an investigation”.
The president of the Sub Commission on Human Rights of the National Assembly Franco Casella declared that they also denounced “the suffering of political prisoners and their families who are victims of persecution, we are talking about cases such as that of deputy Juan Requesens, the head of the office of president (e) Roberto Marrero, the journalist Jesus Medina, General Baduel, Leopoldo Lopez and Freddy Guevara among the more than 390 political prisoners who exist in Venezuela including civilians and the military who are persecuted, tortured and murdered and their families harassed.”
Congressman Casella reported that they presented the case of Wilmer Azuaje “on two occasions Wilmer has had his parliamentary immunity violated, he has been detained, tortured, and harassed. They have spread terror in his family only because he is a defender of human rights, sometimes the one who defends has no one to watch over him when he is a victim. For this reason, we take advantage of the opportunity and denounce it, this case will generate legal bases on the repeated persecution of the regime. In addition, we raise our voices for the violation of the parliamentary immunity of 31 colleagues who have been forced to leave our country, separating us from our families, about whom there are also threats against their lives.”
Wilmer Azuaje commented to be very satisfied with the meeting: “in the name of the People of Venezuela we support and thank the report that this commission submitted to the UN and different institutions on the systematic violation of Human Rights in Venezuela. We continue trusting in the impartiality because human rights do not have political ideology because they are universal.”
At that meeting it was also agreed to create a special commission to monitor and denounce the environmental crimes being committed in the mining arc and against the indigenous peoples in the south,” High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet will pay special attention to this issue.
The parliamentarians said they will continue to raise these complaints before the various international bodies, “we will continue to fight for our country, virtue and honor for Venezuela,” said Casella.