The Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights and Attention to Victims, Humberto Prado, rejected that Venezuelan NGOs must register in the Registry of the Office against Organized Crime and Terrorism Financing, considering that this places the country’s social organizations on the edge of illegalization.
Prado stressed that this is an arbitrary act, which aims to prosecute all Venezuelans for any blank crime created by a security official.
“Maduro’s dictatorship wants to intimidate the organizations with retaliatory orders and have them back down in their fight to protect human rights,” he said.
The Commissioner stated that NGOs must assume their work and struggle with civil society, the victims that NGOs have represented have found justice in the Inter-American and Universal System. “Don’t mess with my NGO, Maduro!” He added.
Prado affirmed that it is not the duty of these organizations to prove anything to the regime, since their actions are overtly seen daily and without asking anything in return.
“Being an activist does not give you exquisite friendships and they do not invite you to a bombastic stage, but it does give you the great satisfaction of having represented the weakest, the Victims. So ‘Pa lante!’ that we have always faced these sinister characters,” he concluded.
The dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro required Venezuelan NGOs to register in the ‘Registry of the Office against Organized Crime and Terrorism Financing’, in order to monitor and know the work they do daily. A new violation of human rights and an illegality in this country.