Respect for human rights and fundamental guarantees for civilians and the military demanded the government in charge of Venezuela after the “latest events in which repressive bodies of the dictatorship have announced through public media the execution and detention of Venezuelan civilians and military linked to Operation Gideon.
In a communiqué to national and international public opinion, they set out their position on these threats and announced that they would activate international pressure mechanisms to seek justice.
“We demand respect for the human rights and fundamental guarantees of the people captured in the last hours. The record of Nicolas Maduro’s dictatorship includes torture, forced disappearances and extrajudicial executions widely denounced by international organizations such as the United Nations Human Rights Council”.
The text cites as examples the cases of torture and crime “by officers of the dictatorship” of Councillor Fernando Albán, Commissioner Óscar Pérez or Captain Rafael Acosta Arévalo.
“We will activate, through the Human Rights Commissioner of the Legitimate Government and the National Assembly’s Commissions competent in the matter the mechanisms of international pressure that will try to contribute to the search for justice in a country lacking it, to avoid situations such as torture and cruel treatment”.
Finally, they ratify the formation of a National Emergency Government to save Venezuela and put an end to the crisis.
“Our country does not deserve to live in constant anxiety over the lives of Venezuelans. Our young people do not deserve to suffer the risks and consequences of facing a cruel dictatorship. We ratify our call for the restitution of constitutional order through the formation of a National Emergency Government to save Venezuela and give stability to a country that has collapsed due to the current crisis”.
Comunicado del Gobierno Legítimo sobre los DDHH de los miembros de la operación Gedeón pic.twitter.com/CD4Lm2h1Gx
— Centro de Comunicación Nacional (@Presidencia_VE) May 4, 2020