Canada’s Foreign Ministry indicated Thursday that in 2018, in 2018, together with many countries, the International Criminal Court (ICC) had denounced numerous cases of grave human rights violations committed by the Nicolás Maduro regime. And they constitute crimes against humanity.
The letter (also signed by the governments of Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Argentina, then headed by Mauricio Macri) was accompanied by two lettersReports prepared by international experts document extrajudicial operations, torture and arbitrary detention in the context of anti-government protests in Venezuela.
“This measure supports the decision already taken by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to conduct a preliminary investigation into the situation in Venezuela on their own initiative,” the Canadian authorities said in a statement.
They added:The International Criminal Court has our full support and confidence. Canada will continue to work with all partners to support the work of the ICC on this investigation.. We call on Venezuela to cooperate with the court. Perpetrators of international crimes must face justice. “
This Canadian diplomat’s statement came a day after Argentina withdrew from the 2018 lawsuit filed before the International Criminal Court against the Chavista dictatorship, which sparked an argument Thursday between Alberto Fernandez’s government and the opposition.
Although the Argentine executive authority’s decision to withdraw from this judicial request dates back to last March, When he left the Lima group – which does not know Nicolas Maduro and is looking for solutions to the crisis in Venezuela – the truth has now emerged..
Sources said, “On March 24, we officially announced our withdrawal from the Lima Group, and as a result, on March 25, we got a complaint that we filed on behalf of the Lima Group, because we no longer belong to it.” From the chancellery.
On hearing this news, the interim Venezuelan president said, Juan Guaidó denounced the withdrawal of the lawsuit by Argentine President Alberto Fernandez.
Does the government of President Alberto Fernandez consider that there is justice in Venezuela, that the victims are protected, and that the atrocities are sure not to happen again?Guaidó wrote on his Twitter account.
On the other hand, the non-governmental organization Provea condemned, on Thursday, the “campaign of attacks” launched by the Venezuelan regime against the International Criminal Court, a few weeks after the Supreme Court decided whether to open an official investigation into crimes against humanity in the country, which is currently under way. Examination.
“The Venezuelan regime is trying to put together a matrix of opinions. After a few weeks, as announced by the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, a decision is made on whether or not to open a formal investigation into the occurrence of crimes against humanity in the country.. The NGO said in a statement that early prevention of harm in the event of an adverse decision.
Profia, among the promoters of the “campaign,” notes Attorney General Tariq William Saab, who stated in early May that the ICC “is being used as a source of information on tweets produced by shoes with false assertions.”
The organization states that a Saab statement contradicts the statement released in December 2020, when, After a visit to the agency’s headquarters in The Hague, he affirmed that “Venezuela has always expressed its recognition and support for the International Criminal Court.“.
The Executive Vice President, Delsey Rodriguez, also dismissed the work of the International Criminal Court, declaring that the Venezuela case was “a great farce based on lies and lies posted on social networks.”
With information from EFE