The international community supported this Wednesday the denunciations issued after the presentation of the update of the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, which highlights the serious humanitarian situation in Venezuela, the lack of autonomy in the judicial system, tortures and persecutions by Nicolás Maduro’s regime against dissidents.
At the meeting, the Portuguese government expressed its concern about what is happening in Venezuela, while requesting Maduro’s regime to watch over rights in its country.
Australia, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Georgia, and Czechia detailed their alarming concern about the serious human rights situation in the South American country, the constant abuses against members of the National Assembly and those who do not share the political ideals of the regime led by Nicolas Maduro.
These nations believe that such acts against democracy make it difficult to find a feasible solution to the Venezuelan crisis and cause the displacement of its population, in an unprecedented exodus in the region.
Meanwhile, the diplomatic representation of the Government of Colombia denounced that the “democratic system in Venezuela has restrictions of fundamental freedoms”.
Similarly, they reiterated “the need to carry out elections with conditions and an independent justice system and advocated that the way to find a solution to the current human rights situation in the country is “free presidential elections in Venezuela.”
Switzerland, the Netherlands, Croatia, and the Czech Republic urged Maduro’s regime to allow the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights access to verify incidents within Venezuelan territory.
“The Venezuelan population is more vulnerable. Let the report seek the independence of government bodies,” said Croatia.
Likewise, Georgia and Austria condemned the attacks on the press and indicated that the recent judicial decisions of the Maduro regime against the new directors of the political parties present an abuse of democratic values.
The Spanish government said it “shares the position of the European Union and the latest electoral decisions show that the judicial branch is not independent. We are committed to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to address the crisis in Venezuela”.
“We insist on the need to urgently address the improvement of human rights in parallel whith a negotiated solution resulting in democratic presidential and legislative elections,” they added.
Finally, the diplomatic representation of Peru supported the allegations made in the report and denounced the recent anti-democratic decisions of the judicial branch of Maduro’s regime, including the illegal appointment of the National Electoral Council.
“Our countries will continue to support a peaceful solution to the crisis, led by the Venezuelans themselves, through general, presidential and parliamentary elections, which are free, fair and credible,” the official said.