The Presidential Commissioner for the United Nations, Miguel Pizarro, rejected the decision of the 15th Trial Court of the Caracas Metropolitan Area to acquit the sergeant who murdered David Vallenilla.
Mr. Pizarro asked the victims of human rights violations to report the incidents to international bodies.
“In Venezuela, the victims of human rights violations as well as their families, must go to international bodies in order to have access to justice,” he said through his Twitter account.
This Monday, the 15th Court of Trial of the Caracas Metropolitan Area declared the acquittal of Sergeant Arli Cleiwi Méndez Terán (Av.), as the person responsible for murdering the student David José Vallenilla, during a protest against Nicolás Mauro’s dictatorship in 2017 in the vicinity of the Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda Air Base, in La Carlota.
The fact only demonstrates what was stated in the second report published by the UN Independent International Fact Finding Mission for Venezuela, where it was detailed how the deficiencies of the justice system have gone hand in hand with a pattern of serious human rights violations and crimes against humanity under international law in the context of a State policy that encourages silence and discourages and suffocates the opposition or citizens that the regime considers as such.