Miami Florida.- Venezuelan exile organizations in Miami celebrated this Tuesday that a mission from the UN has “confirmed” his complaints according to which In Venezuela there is a machinery to repress dissidence, which includes the commission of crimes against humanity.
Lawyer Helene Vilalloga, president and executive director of AMEVEX, a platform of Venezuelan organizations in the US, considered “excellent” the report published by an international fact-finding mission created by the United Nations for Venezuela.
The mission concluded that the heads of the Venezuelan civil and military intelligence services have committed crimes against humanity to repress the opposition, through actions that were directly ordered by President Nicolás Maduro and his closest collaborators.
“The Venezuelan State uses the intelligence services and their agents to repress dissidence in the country. This leads to the commission of serious crimes and human rights violationsincluding acts of torture and sexual violence,” it adds.
The Venezuelan lawyer exiled in the US added that “the only thing left is the question of which will be the coercive arm that will carry out an action or arrest these criminals.”
For its part, The ex-military José Antonio Colina, president of the Organization of Politically Persecuted Venezuelans in Exile (Veppex), stressed to Efe that he trusts that the report “will serve to speed up the trial that follows Maduro and his main accomplices in the International Criminal Court”.
He also hopes that governments like the United States “understand that you don’t negotiate with a criminal regime, but neutralize it and their exit from power is sought through the use of force, which is how criminals of this magnitude are fought that use the power of the state for their illicit activities and violation of human rights”.
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