Factsheet on the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to revoke the measures granted to Leopoldo López y Antonio Ledezma PDF Imprimir E-mail
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Miércoles, 02 de Agosto de 2017 10:47


On July 31, the Fifth Lower Trial Court and the Sixth Lower Preliminary Proceedings Court of the Metropolitan Area of Caracas, respectively, revoked the measures granted in favor of citizens Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma, once the non-compliance with the conditions imposed for their house arrest, was verified.

Likewise, through official intelligence sources, information was received noting an escape plan of the aforementioned citizens, reason for which, given the urgency of the case, procedures for the corresponding detentions were activated. It must be pointed out that the conditions imposed upon López did not allow him to carry out any type of political proselytism, in virtue of the Definitively Strong Sentence against him, which as an accessory punishment includes his political disqualification for as long as the punishment is imposed.

In the case of Antonio Ledezma, the Court that sees his case, imposed as conditions, the obligation for him to abstain from issuing statements before the media, otherwise the granted measure would be immediately revoked. It is hereby reiterated once again that in both cases the human rights of the aforementioned citizens are being respected, and have received a dignified treatment, in strict compliance with international instruments on human rights, guaranteeing their life and personal integrity.

The international community is called to desist from unfriendly statements and practices lacking balance and objectivity, totally interventionist, ignoring the Venezuelan domestic legal system and the rule of law, especially the decisions emanating from the Venezuelan organs of justice. On 30 July 2017 it held an electoral process to elect 545 representatives to a National Constituent Assembly, which was called by President Nicolas Maduro Moros, on 01 May 2017, in accordance with the provisions of Article 348 of its Constitution, which reads: "The initiative for calling a National Constituent Assembly may emanate from the President of the Republic sitting with the Cabinet of Ministers...".

This electoral process, which was held in a civic and peaceful manner, and under the authority of the National Electoral Council, allowing for an audit and verification process, counted with the participation of 8.089.320 people, accounting for over 41.53% of the electoral roll. Moreover, it is worth highlighting the fact that such a high turnout in this electoral process took place despite the acts of intimidation and siege that attempted to sabotage this election, and in spite of the threats of the U.S. administration to extend unilateral coercive measures against the constituents that were to be democratically elected by the Venezuelan people to the National Constituent Assembly.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reaffirms its pacifist vocation and that its matters are to be solved among Venezuelans, without external interference of any kind. In this regard, it reiterates that the National Constituent Assembly, which is to be established in the coming days and which has been legitimated by the Venezuelan People in the ballot boxes, represents the most appropriate space to engage in a superior, honest and genuine political dialogue, with a view to effectively moving forward in the peaceful resolution of the differences between the various political actors that are part of the country.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, while expressing its sincere appreciation to the Governments and Peoples of the international community who have transmitted their support and recognition to the electoral process in reference, categorically rejects the attempt of a few other members of the international community to disavow said process and its results, in blatant defiance of the sovereign will of the Venezuelan people, as expressed just hours ago when they freely exercised their right to vote.

The international community must be warned on the campaign of discredit and the threats of aggressions and pressures that will continue and are likely to increase in the coming days against it, including through the the imposition of additional unilateral and illegal sanctions against Venezuela, particularly after having sovereignly decided to proceed through the democratic path, with the convening of the electoral process in reference. In this regard, the validity of the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, as well as of the norms of international law, to which it fully adheres, are hereby underlined once again.

Caracas, July 31, 2017

Última actualización el Jueves, 03 de Agosto de 2017 11:03

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