The Venezuelan ambassador to the UN, Samuel Moncada, gave the secretary general of the United Nations, António Guterres, a report on human rights in the country that is a replica of another recently published by an International Mission.
“Today we deliver to the Secretary General, António Guterres, the document ‘The Truth of Venezuela against Infamy’ with evidence of the manipulation made by authors who never went to Venezuela and served purposes other than the UN Human Rights team that does work in the country, “Moncada wrote on Twitter.
The Venezuelan version
The Venezuelan attorney general, Tarek William Saab, explained when presenting the report that this alternative report is based on judicial actions taken by the different Venezuelan authorities in the last three years against violators of human rights and it was built together with activists who defend this matter in the country.
“This report was necessary at this time,” he said last Wednesday after criticizing the work of the International Mission, whose report, according to his complaint, was “paid for” by the so-called Lima Group, a block of countries that do not recognize the Government. of Nicolas Maduro and they say they are looking for a way out of the Venezuelan crisis.
Accusations against Maduro
The Independent International Fact-finding Mission was established by the United Nations Human Rights Council, through a resolution and seeks to assess alleged violations of human rights committed since 2014.
This report accuses President Nicolás Maduro and other high-ranking officials such as the Defense Minister, Vladimir Godfather, to commit crimes against humanity. Said document also suggests that courts outside of Venezuela, including the International Criminal Court, judge the violations of fundamental freedoms that were analyzed.
In this sense, Moncada recalled that Venezuela is a member of the UN Human Rights Council and “works with a team approved by that Council on September 26, 2019.” “The next day, the Lima Group launched a Mission that operated outside of Venezuela with purposes contrary to the bachelet team“, he stressed.
Attacks against Venezuela
Finally, he assured that there is a “propaganda operation to pass the report of the Lima Group Mission as if it were “from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.
“Confusion is used to justify military aggression against Venezuela and implement the notion of the “responsibility to protect,” he concluded. In a letter to Guterres, which she made public on the same social network, she reiterated that there have been “attempts to exploit this issue for political purposes”, as well as “the incessant disinformation campaigns against Venezuela.”
In a letter to Guterres, which he made public on the same social network, he reiterated that there have been “attempts to exploit this topic for political purposes“as well as” the incessant disinformation campaigns against Venezuela. “