Nicolás Maduro’s regime responded that the report, which denounced serious crimes by the security forces, is “full of falsehoods.”
The government of Venezuela rejected this Wednesday, “for being plagued with falsehoods”, the report presented by an International Mission of the United Nations Organization (UN) according to which President Nicolás Maduro and other high authorities of the country have committed crimes of It hurts humanity.
“A report full of falsehoods, prepared remotely, without any methodological rigor, by a phantom mission directed against Venezuela and controlled by governments subordinate to Washington,” Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Twitter in the government’s first reaction to these signs.
Arreaza reiterated that the Maduro Executive does not recognize “any politicized and inquisitive mechanism, created for ideological purposes by countries with terrible human rights records, to attack Venezuela and try to damage the relationship with the Office of the High Commissioner” of the UN to these issues, Michelle Bachelet.
“Our cooperation with the UN Human Rights Council has been generated in a coordinated and constructive manner with the Office of the High Commissioner. Progress has been notable and Bachelet has recognized this when announcing the renewal of our relationship,” added the chief. of the diplomacy of the so-called Bolivarian revolution.
However, the Venezuelan Executive failed to comply with the recommendations of the Bachelet reports and rejected its content, except in the points in which it refers to the progress and improvements of the country, so Arreaza’s statements collide with those made previously by the Maduro government.
The International Mission in question, which the UN commissioned to investigate the human rights situation in Venezuela, has concluded that Maduro and his Interior and Defense ministers are involved in serious crimes committed by the country’s security forces.
The report published this Wednesday by that Mission offers extensive information “that shows that the State authorities -both at the presidential and ministerial levels- exercised power and supervision over the civil and military security forces, and the agencies identified as perpetrators of the violations and documented crimes “.
“The Mission has reasonable grounds to believe that both the president and the ministers of the Interior (Néstor Reverol) and of Defense (Vladimir Padrino) contributed to the commission of the crimes documented in this report,” it is stated in the investigation’s conclusions.
The serious human rights violations denounced were perpetrated in operations carried out by the entire range of state security entities in Venezuela: the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), including the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB); and the Bolivarian National Police (PNB) and the Special Action Forces (FAES).
} Also included are the Scientific, Criminal and Criminal Investigations Body (CICPC), the National Intelligence Service (SEBIN), the General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM) and the state and municipal police forces.