The non-governmental organization (NGO), Amnesty International, published a report this Friday in which it formally asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the events that occurred on January 8th in La Vega Parish, in the west of Caracas.
In an exclusive interview with CCN Radio, the Amnesty International researcher for South America, Valentina Ballesta, explained that the institution wants this case to be included in the next preliminary ICC report.
Likewise, Ballesta assured that after an investigation it was possible to conclude that in Venezuela there are not sufficient justice mechanisms to reach reparation in these crimes against humanity.
She explained that although the police agencies alleged that it was an armed confrontation, Amnesty International was able to verify that these events were executions that may or may not have to do with a criminal gang.
“They were cold-blooded executions,” she said.
She added that several national and international institutions have already identified a systematic action on the part of Nicolás Maduro’s regime, which is intent is to execute citizens without leaving witnesses.
“There is an intention to obliterate the crime scene, to remove the body from the place with the excuse of medical care and all that to shield itself from impunity,” she explained.