Argentina expresó su concern por las torturas detailedas en un nuevo informe de la UNO sobre Venezuela

Argentina’s position in the UN Human Rights Council

Nos preocupa el detalle de hechos que describe el informereiteramos las recommendations que en su momento realizada la ex alta comisionada (Michelle) Bachelet que exhorta a Venezuela a realizar investigation prontas, imparciales y creíbles”. So, the Argentinian delegate before the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, Christian Machuca.

During a new general session that took place in Ginebra, Switzerland, the Argentine representative said that “it is essential that Venezuela not only allow the permanent establishment of an office there, but also cooperate with other monitoring mechanisms as it is the case of an international mission.” independiente, que no ha podido acceder al país”.

“Si los informes de la misión fueran el resultado de investigação realizeda con anuencia del gobierno venezolano sus conclusions would have more possibility of producing changes and concrete effects”, added the official, fue orador en lugar de Federico Villegasa cargo de la presidency del organismo de manera temporal.

El reporte de la mentioned mission, que ya se publicó y presidante en rueda de pressa la semana pasada, documentó al menos 77 casos de torturas y abusos a detenidos en la Boleíta y otras prisones militares -algunas clandestinas- del Dgcim, así como 51 en el Helicoide y otros centros de detención del Sebin.

Federico Villegas, President of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN Today)
Federico Villegas, President of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN Today)

“Tanto el Sebin como la Dgcim used sexual and gender violence against the detained persons, a través de descargas eléctricas y golpes en sus genitales, violations o amenazes de violations, con el purpose de intimidarlas y humillarlas”, emphasized the president of the misión, la portuguesa Marta Valiñas.

The functionary, in addition, denied that the crimes were committed by isolated individuals without hierarchies, that the intelligence agencies “form part of a machinery designed and deployed for the execution of a government plan that has the objective of repressing those que percieve como sus oppositores”.

The expert does not cite names in his appearance before the Council, although the report points to the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, who is responsible for the abuses, and also to the first vice president of the PSUV official party, Diosdado Cabello, because of his important influence. menos en el Sebin.

The document also refers to the current general director of Sebin, Gustavo Enrique González, to the director of the Helicoid (principal detention center) between 2014 and 2018, Carlos Alberto Calderón, and his number two in that period, Ronny González.

En el caso de la Dgcim se menciona al director general Iván Rafael Hernández of the former managers of different estates of the organism: Rafael Antonio Franco, Hannover Esteban Guerrero and Alexander Enrique Granko. “Tenemos motivos razonables para creer que estas personas son responsables por dichos actos y deben ser investigadas”, assured Valiñas.

Según la misión de la UNU, que completan el chileno Francisco Cox y la argentina Patricia Tapattálas violations de los derechos humanos por parte de both agencias continue until the present, under “a climate of total impunity”.

In addition to this report, the mission presented today another on violations of human rights in the south of Venezuela, in particular in the state of Bolívar, after the creation in 2016 of the Orinoco Mining Arc in response to the crisis in the national oil industry. . This has been accompanied by the militarization of the region, with armed forces and governmental leaders involved in the exploitation of gold.

“Grupos armed criminales, including los llamados sindicatos, operan abiertamente controlando zonas mineras e incluso poblaciones”, said Valiñas.

En tanto, the Venezuelan delegation in the Council of Human Rights of the UN accused the International Mission of “slandering” the country’s government with its new reports presented today, because the mission’s mandate was not renewed.

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