The presidential commissioner of Foreign Affairs, Julio Borges, affirmed this Friday that the case of Pedro Jaimes Criollo is one of the most emblematic cases documented by the Fact Finding Mission in Venezuela, since it reflected that any person in Venezuela can go to jail for communicating information that the regime considers sensitive. Borges emphasized that he was a victim of cruel treatment by the dictatorship and that today he still suffers the consequences.
“Pedro Jaime Criollo is one of the most chilling cases documented by the Fact-Finding Mission, he was put in jail for publishing in his social networks information about the presidential flights. He was a victim of arbitrary detention and torture. It is a case that shows that in Venezuela any person can be a target of a criminal state,” he said.
The representative of the foreign policy of the Legitimate Government related the cruel treatment of this case. “It is simply appalling what has happened. In the report they talk about being beaten with sticks or (baseball) bats wrapped in plastic or cloth. They put a bag over his head and sprayed insecticide inside, suffocating him. In addition, they put electricity in his head. It is something we must all repudiate. Whoever commits these acts must know that justice will come in Venezuela. Pedro Jaimes, like all the victims, still suffers the consequences of this episode”, he said.
Likewise, Borges supported that the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court reiterate that crimes have been committed in Venezuela that are within the jurisdiction of that organ, but he demanded greater speed and assured that he hopes that the visit of Tarek William Saab and Alfredo Ruiz will not delay or interrupt the process. He qualified as indispensable that progress be made in the international jurisdiction. “One thing is the ICC, which is a process that we hope will be swift, and another is the justice (system) of each country. The courts of the free world can also claim jurisdiction for the crimes committed by Nicolás Maduro’s regime. We have discussed it with the foreign affairs ministers of the region and we hope this will be part of the international pressure,” he said.
Pedro Jaimes es uno de los casos más escalofriantes documentados por la ONU,estuvo preso por publicar en RRSS información sobre vuelos presidenciales.Fue víctima de detención arbitraria y tortura,un caso que demuestra que en 🇻🇪 cualquier persona puede ser blanco del Edo criminal. pic.twitter.com/a7bYcwVE2D
— Julio Borges (@JulioBorges) November 6, 2020