The Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights and Attention to Victims, Humberto Prado, reported that this July 17th, is the World Day of International Justice, a day in which Maduro’s regime trembles before the International Criminal Court due to the investigation that is being carried out on the extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances, arbitrary detentions, torture, sexual crimes, and persecution of the opposition.
“The ICC works to put an end to impunity for the perpetrators of transcendental crimes that violate International Law,” Prado said in a message posted on his social network accounts.
The Presidential Commissioner explained that the Court exists as a “last resort” mechanism and has the mandate to investigate, prosecute and accuse individuals who have committed crimes against humanity.
Currently, the ICC Prosecutor’s Office has concluded that the information available at this stage provides a reasonable basis to believe that, at least since April 2017, civil authorities, members of the armed forces and individuals in favor of the Government have committed crimes against humanity in Venezuela.
“There are members of the security forces responsible for the material commission of many atrocities,” said the Venezuelan official.
He also recalled that the ICC Prosecutor’s Office has singled out members of the Bolivarian National Police (PNB); Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN); General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM); Special Action Force (FAES); Scientific, Penal and Criminalistics Investigations Corps (CICPC); Bolivarian National Guard (GNB); National Anti-Extortion and Kidnapping Command (CONAS); and other units of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB).