July 29, 2021

Opponents ask for the tenth time that Bachelet visits Venezuela

Opponents ask for the tenth time that Bachelet visits Venezuela

A group of opponents, relatives and lawyers of Venezuelan political prisoners asked today, for the tenth time, that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, visit the oil country and "verify" the crisis created by the "dictatorship" .

The group, led by Lilian Tintori, wife of imprisoned leader Leopoldo López, went to the UN headquarters in Caracas -as he does every week for three months- to deliver a document, although this time the letter contains a "suggested agenda" "in case the high commissioner visits the country.

"Every week we deliver to the office a clear document that demands the presence of the UN in Venezuela because it is the only international tool that Venezuelans have left to save the country, for the change that has to come urgently," Tintori told reporters .

He said that in those three months there have been meetings between NGO activists working on "the humanitarian issue", "the issue of political prisoners and working on the issue of those killed in protests" to present a report to the high commissioner.

"We are delivering here to this office (…) the suggested agenda, which she can not stop doing if she comes to Venezuela, which she can not fail to see if she comes to Venezuela," he said, noting that It can not happen that Bachelet arrives in the country and "endorses" a "dictatorship" that has created, he said, "the worst crisis" in history.

The relatives of prisoner deputy Juan Requesens also said that Bachelet should visit Venezuela and meet with the relatives of imprisoned politicians and demonstrators "killed" in the protests and deny the government of President Nicolás Maduro, who claims to ensure human rights.

"A regime that talks about democracy and freedom when we are kidnapped here by some people who do not mind assassinating us, who do not care to arrest us, who do not mind sending the Venezuelan who thinks differently into exile," said Rafaela Requesens, sister of deputy.


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