The wife of Colombian businessman Alex Saab, accused of being the figurehead of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and extradited from Cape Verde to Miami, asked the US government to reach an agreement for the release because his life is in danger in the Florida prison, where he has been held since October 2021.
“We urgently demand a humanitarian, political and diplomatic solution to this unjust situation. It is time for a solution that benefits both nations (…) we urge the US government to sit down and finalize a dealCamila Fabri said it at a press conference in Caracas.
She considered it “extremely alarming” that her husband is wearing “weeks that vomit blood”situation which, according to him, the detention center authorities are aware of and, despite this, “maintain the lack of medical care”.
“We hold the US government accountable. for life and for what may happen to my husband (…) we ask, at the same time, that the International Red Cross shows up at the detention center,” she said.
Fabri has asked the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Acnudh) and the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, to take a stand against the “violation” of the rights of which her husband is a victim, for the which he demanded “immediate release.”
He recalled that Saab, who faces a money laundering conspiracy charge in a Miami court, to which he has pleaded “not guilty”, is a cancer survivor and, according to his GP, suffer from anorexia, anemia, hypothyroidism, hypertension and other ailments.
Furthermore, he assured that the United States denied him specialist medical treatment, as well as the right to family and consular visits.
In June 2020, Saab was arrested in Cape Verde following a international arrest warrant requested by the Justice of the United Statesa fact denounced by Venezuela which is asking for the freedom of the entrepreneur, citing a diplomatic immunity which was rejected by the Court of the case.
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