Venezuela calls for the release of an official detained in Cape Verde

Jan 21, 2021 12:12 am
Caracas, January 21 (Prinsa Latina) The Venezuelan government today urged the Economic Community of West African States (Cedeao) to demand compliance with that body’s court of justice ruling on the release of Alex Saab.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in this South American country stated that the Venezuelan Special Envoy, who was illegally detained on June 12, 2020 in Cape Verde, should be placed under permanent house arrest, due to his fragile health, as ruled on December 2 From last year that judicial entity.

The text confirms that the decision of the Supreme Court in Cedeao was not yet effective due to the refusal of the Cape Verde government, which does not recognize the jurisdiction of this territorial entity, despite the fact that this country is part of it.

He also points out that Saab was arrested at the request of the government of former US President Donald Trump, when the plane that transported him was forced to refuel to continue traveling to Iran, ignoring the diplomatic immunity and sanctity that matches his personality as a diplomatic agent.

Since then, the document confirms, that all the deadlines set by the justice system in Cape Verde to decide on the process have expired, which is why Nigerian lawyer Femi Valana asked the aforementioned court to stop the alleged extradition of the Special Envoy to the United States. .

The statement said that the official’s arrest is part of an obsessive campaign organized by the outgoing White House administration against the legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro, with the aim of undermining this South American country politically and diplomatically.

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The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela hopes Cape Verde will comply with the decision of the Ceddeao court, that Saab should be released from prison and placed under house arrest, where he can receive medical care until then. The same case will determine the matter next month, according to the text of the Chancellery.

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