The Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights and Attention to Victims, Humberto Prado, rejected the arbitrary arrests of Deputy Freddy Guevara and the social leader of ‘La Vega’, Caracas, Jairo Pérez.
Similarly, Prado condemned that the regime has issued illegal arrest warrants against the Head of the Office of the Presidency in Charge, Luis Somaza; Deputy Gilbert Caro; and the leaders of Voluntad Popular, Emilio Graterol and Hasler Iglesias.
“This represents the continuation of a systematic persecution policy against dissent, which constitutes a ‘Crime Against Humanity’ as established in the Rome Statute,” Prado said through the Twitter social network.
The Presidential Commissioner recalled the report on ‘Preliminary Examination Activities’ published on December 14th, 2020 by the ICC Prosecutor’s Office, in which the international body singles out regime officials for having committed crimes against humanity.
“Notwithstanding other crimes that the ICC Prosecutor’s Office may determine at a later stage, the 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 who favor the Government have committed crimes against humanity,” he quoted.
For this reason, Commissioner Prado rejected all these arbitrary acts that have already been duly documented and sent to the Independent International (UN) Fact-Finding Mission, which must present its report which will focus on the issue of justice.
“What the report of the International Commission of Jurists has said about the lack of independence of the justice system is confirmed, it has become an instrument of persecution of Venezuelan dissidence,” he concluded.