The family of Raúl Baduel, the military ally of Chávez turned into a political prisoner of Venezuela, asks the UN to exhumation of the corpse

The lawyer representing the family of the former Venezuelan Minister Raúl Baduel, died on Tuesday, has asked the United Nations to process the exhumation of the

The family of Raúl Baduel, the military ally of Chávez turned into a political prisoner of Venezuela, asks the UN to exhumation of the corpse

The lawyer representing the family of the former Venezuelan Minister Raúl Baduel, died on Tuesday, has asked the United Nations to process the exhumation of the corpse with the government of Nicolás Maduro to find out what caused "exactly" his death.

The Venezuelan Prosecutor's Office ensures that Baduel died by a cardio-piricory unemployment caused by the Covid-19, but in statements to the press in Washington, the family lawyer, Omar Mora Tosta, returned to question that version and demanded an independent investigation.

Mora Tosta explained that on Tuesday, on Tuesday, the death of Baduel was known, they went to the Office in Caracas of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to request the creation of an "International Commission" to investigate what happened and Ask mature the exhumation of the corpse. "An autopsy should be done by that international commission that we hope it is constituted shortly," said Mora Tosta.

According to said, the general's body was buried "at the race" in the East Cemetery of Caracas, without allowing family members to be present to give "Christian grave" and with the "crowded" cemetery to avoid the media .

The Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, offered the family Wednesday the possibility of making a second autopsy with private doctors, although he insists that death was by Covid-19.

"He (Saab) never imagined that we were going to ask the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), to the protective institutions of human rights in the world, so that it was really an independent commission, so that it does not It could be manipulated to anyone, "Mora Tosta said.

The family of the Extension received, in addition, the support of the Secretary-General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, who was also committed to transfer the request of the exhumation of the corpse to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, and the UN Office in Caracas.

"It has been our commitment (...) to take this request to Michelle Bachelet and the field mission in Venezuela so that the exhumation and autopsy of General Baudel's body be carried out to determine the cause of his death," Almagro said in statements. to the press at the headquarters of the organism.

Almagro, furthermore, asking again the liberation of "all political prisoners", which reach 260 according to the NGO of Venezuela Criminal Forum.

On the other hand, the Lawyer of the Family announced this Thursday that he will ask for precautionary measures to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), an autonomous body of the OAS, to protect the 13 children of the deceased Expret.

One of his children is Josnars Adolfo Baduel, who is imprisoned after a failed maritime incursion last year against the Government of Maduro.

Baduel, who was Minister of Defense with the deceased President Hugo Chávez (1999-2013), was considered the architect of his return to the Presidency after the coup d'etat that was overthrown it for 48 hours in April 2002. He was also minister of Defense between 2006 and 2007.

Subsequently, it was pronounced against the alleged totalitarian derivation and the proposal for a constitutional reform of the deceased President Hugo Chávez, as well as his dolphin and successor, Nicolás Maduro.

He had imprisoned since 2009 and was considered by opposition as a "political prisoner".

Updated Date: 16 October 2021, 05:48

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