The Presidential Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, Julio Borges, emphasized that Congressman Gilber Caro has been an example of struggle and that his example should serve to inspire all Venezuelans.
Likewise, he recalled that Caro’s case was documented by the UN mission and, therefore, justice must be imposed on those who perpetrated these acts.
“Gilber Caro is an example of struggle for all Venezuelans. The UN mission documented how he was a victim of arbitrary detention, forced disappearance, isolation, held incommunicado, and his parliamentary immunity violated. However, they have not been able to break him and he continues to fight for the freedom of our country,” he said.
The representative of the foreign policy of the interim government stated that Gilber’s case is propitious for the activation of universal justice. “Cases like those of Gilber, Juan Requesens, Fernando Albán, to mention a few, should serve to activate universal justice. Each country can open investigations and punish those responsible for these crimes, what we cannot allow, under any circumstances, is that impunity triumphs and the crimes of Nicolás Maduro go unpunished”, he said.
Likewise, Borges highlighted that today military and civilians who have been detained suffer torture ordered by Nicolás Maduro. “One of the important conclusions of the Fact-Finding Mission is that human rights violations in Venezuela are not isolated cases that occur in a fortuitous manner. It is a system whose top commander is Nicolás Maduro. The tortures are ordered against civilians and the military to generate terror and incriminate other persons,” he stated.
Finally, the commissioner thanked the countries for their support for the renewal of the mission’s mandate, in his opinion there are still many crimes of the dictatorship to be investigated.
Gilber Caro es un ejemplo de lucha. La misión de la ONU documentó cómo ha sido víctima de detenciones arbitrarias, desaparición forzosa, aislamiento, incomunicación, violación a la inmunidad parlamentaria. Sin embargo, no han podido doblegarlo y sigue luchando por la libertad. pic.twitter.com/ayLrAkqLcX
— Julio Borges (@JulioBorges) October 9, 2020