The Government of Venezuela rejected this Wednesday the "false accusations" made by the United Nations Mission for the Determination of the Facts in the country, which blamed the Executive of Nicolás Maduro for "frightening the civilian population and demobilizing political dissent".
"This pseudo mission (...) is a tangible example of double standards and the political use of international human rights mechanisms, with the sole purpose of continuing to attack Venezuelan institutions," says a statement from the Caribbean country's Foreign Ministry.
In the opinion of the so-called Bolivarian revolution, this investigative commission is part "of the regime change policy (in Venezuela) promoted by the United States authorities."
"The infamous mission intends to continue misrepresenting reality with false media matrixes, aimed at encouraging the most extremist groups, which constantly try to disturb the peace and attack the country's democratic institutions," the letter continues.
The Government of Maduro underlined the advances in dialogue and cooperation with the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (Acnudh), a dynamic that, it ratified, will maintain "in strict adherence to the principles of objectivity, non-selectivity, impartiality, respect for sovereignty and non-interference in internal affairs".
"Venezuela confirms that it does not recognize, nor will it recognize, guardianship or monitoring mechanisms such as this hostile Mission, which squanders UN resources and clearly transgresses the fundamental pillars of multilateralism and the principles that govern the work of the Human Rights Council," add the statement.
The Mission presented to the Human Rights Council an oral update on the information it has processed in recent months, in which it spoke of "serious violations (that) continue to occur in Venezuela", among which it mentioned the detention of people opposed to the Government .
The president of the mission, Marta Valiñas, made reference to data from local NGOs that estimate the current number of political prisoners (civilian and military) at 282, whose access to food and medical treatment and legal defense is restricted. , while their relatives suffer harassment.
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