Crimes against humanity in Venezuela: the International Criminal Court has collected the testimony of nearly 9,000 victims

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THE International Criminal Court (CPI) released this Friday the report of the Section for Victims’ Participation and Reparations gathering the views and concerns of Venezuelan victims in support of Hague Prosecutor Karim Khan’s request to continue investigation for crimes against humanity in Venezuela.

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In total, the ICC has received 1,746 forms, 5 videos and 124 emails or other written documents corresponding to approximately 8,900 casualties630 families and 2 organizations.

The International Criminal Court was born in 2002. Its task is to try the most serious crimes, such as war crimes, genocide or crimes against humanity.

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The International Criminal Court was born in 2002. Its task is to judge the most serious crimes.  Photo: EFE

The International Criminal Court was born in 2002. Its task is to judge the most serious crimes. Photo: EFE

The ICC recently issued an arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin for war crimes in Ukraine involving the abduction and deportation of Ukrainian children.

The case of Venezuela

The Tribunal has now collected the testimonies of hundreds of victims or relatives of victims who have suffered crimes against humanity of murder, imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty, including torture and other inhumane acts, rape and other forms of sexual violence; enforced disappearance, enforced displacement, politically motivated persecution and other human rights violations.

Human rights defenders and social and environmental activists also participated in the trial; Aid workers, doctors, lawyers, soldiers, teachers, legislators, journalists, artists…

Nicolás Maduro receives the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim Khan, in Caracas, in 2021. Photo: EFE

Nicolás Maduro receives the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim Khan, in Caracas, in 2021. Photo: EFE

In the collected opinions, the victims support the request of the ICC Prosecutor to resume the investigation and affirm so the Chavista regime is not willing to investigate and sincerely judge the crimes against humanity committed in Venezuela, by state authorities, security forces and “collectives”.

To preserve the safety of those who have participated in this process, the report it does not contain any information identifying the victims and/or any other person or organization that has sent their opinion, therefore the Nicolás Maduro regime does not have and will not have access to the documents presented by the victims.

The Preliminary Questions Chamber I of the ICC, will issue in the coming weeks a decision on whether or not to continue the investigation in Venezuela, after having carefully examined and evaluated all the comments received, both from the prosecutor Karim Khan and from the Venezuelan regime and the victims.

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Source: Clarin

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