The delegation of the Government of Peru to the UN Human Rights Council announced that they will present a new resolution on Venezuela and will ask the High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet to report on compliance with the recommendations after the update of the report on the serious and repeated violations of Human rights in Venezuela.
In this regard, the Peruvian representative Silvia Elena Alfaro Espinosa, urged the High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet to report on the level of implementation of the recommendations made to Nicolás Maduro’s regime in her report.
Likewise, Alfaro said that “adjectives such as serious, serious or profound are not enough to describe the crisis in Venezuela, the only country in which, without an armed conflict, generates the second number of migrant refugees in the world”.
During her speech, the Peruvian delegate said that “more than 4 million people since 2015 and almost 2 million for twelve months have left Venezuela to escape hunger, misery, lack of medical services, fear and hopelessness. All these facts are recorded in the reports of the High Commissioner and the Inter-American System. Your oral update confirms that these trends continue and got worse.”
“15% of the population has already left the country, this is a source of concern for the region and the world. We cannot remain indifferent to the situation in Venezuela”, added the diplomatic representative.
They also mentioned the more than 7 thousand extrajudicial executions and the systematic violations that Maduro’s regime constantly carries out. “The persecution of journalists, trade unionists and human rights defenders, the undermining of the institutions and the constant threats to the National Assembly of Venezuela – the only legitimate and democratically elected authority – are proof that what is happening in Venezuela is a very serious crisis. The region and the world cannot remain indifferent to this situation”, she said.