The Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights and Attention to Victims, Humberto Prado, said that all regime officials who have committed torture, disappearances and other crimes against humanity should be very nervous about the investigations carried out by the United Nations Organization (UN) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDDHH).
“After the update of the report presented by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, the resolution of what the investigation on Venezuela was going to be was discussed. These resolutions and the approval of an international mission in the country will last one year and will be integrated by experts in the field to conduct an investigation that could be passed to the International Criminal Court. Human rights justice will persecute the regime internationally.”
Prado highlighted the importance of the three reports presented by Bachelet and said that all crimes against humanity committed by the regime have been recorded. “The regime omust allow the international mission to enter the country, otherwise, they will send a commission. Soon the executors of the human rights violations in Venezuela will appear with name and surname”.
Lines of action without political colors
The commissioner also presented the lines of action that he will carry out from the Commission for Human Rights and Attention to Victims. Among which he highlighted the creation of a single registry to attend, document and follow up on the complaints by victims of human rights violations.
“We will work on the training of the citizen for the defense of their rights, advice and management of defense of the victims, where we will train the citizens so that they can fulfill a function in the protection of their own rights and are able to take actions to defend the rights of others, without distinction of political colors. Also, we will carry out advice and management of defense of the victims to achieve an effective defense, especially of the most vulnerable, both in national and international instances, through the documentation of cases and the constant activism in the bodies created for this”.
In his first pronouncement before the media, he informed that a law will be drafted for victims in the country, through which the right to justice can be addressed and guaranteed. He said that in recent weeks he has met with more than 30 NGOs and that in the coming days an act will be held with the president in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, to apologize to citizens who have been run over by the regime and a symbolic reparations process will be carried out.
Prado pledged to work for the understanding, respect, and guarantees so that Venezuela will not repeat such atrocious crimes against humanity against its citizens. He also said he was not afraid to assume his duties as a high commissioner for human rights of the country. “I am in Venezuela and I will not leave, I will defend human rights in my country. I know I’m taking a risk, but I’m not afraid of them. I only fear God. ”