In a public statement, the Nicolás Maduro administration points out that since the detention of the Colombian envoy, all the legal process expired according to the justice system of Cape Verde.
The Nicolás Maduro administration called Cape Verde to comply with the humanitarian measure to allow Alex Saab to spend Christmas with his relatives.
“Venezuela calls on the institutions of the Republic of Cape Verde so that, considering the holiday dates of December, granted to the Venezuelan citizen Alex Nain Saab Morán, who unjustly detained in that country since last June 12, a humanitarian measure that allows him to share with his family in freedom. That is a condition that should never have been taken away,” said this Thursday, December 24, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry in a statement on Twitter.
The request caused a wave of outrage on social networks. “And why don’t you granted humanitarian measures to the political prisoners in Venezuela?” was one of the messages shared on Twitter.
Also, the nutritionist and food safety expert, Susana Raffalli, reminded Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, who made the request public, that wives and children of the Ramo Verde and La Pica prisoners do the same petition: “They have ten months without being able to see their relatives. Let’s heal. It is the right time for that. With respect, my regards, Chancellor,” she said on his account @susanaaraffalli.
“It is an insult to all the murdered, repressed, and disappeared Venezuelans,” said Andrés Ruedalibre on his account @ AndresPD76 about the request for the human rights of Alex Saab.
According to the Venezuelan NGO Foro Penal, Venezuela has the largest number of political prisoners in the Americas. “Even more than Cuba,” said Alfredo Romero, executive director of the NGO, in May. There are 343 men and 24 women in jail for political reasons.
Also, the Organization of American States blaming the Nicolas Maduro regime for an unprecedented surge in repression and political violence in Venezuela that left more than 18,000 murders, 15,500 arbitrary detentions, and at least 650 documented cases of torture from 2014 to the present.