(AVN) – Venezuela rejects categorically and emphatically the alleged “report” presented on Tuesday by the Organization of American States (OAS) in which a supposed Panel of Independent International Experts intend to attack the Bolivarian Government.
In a statement issued this Wednesday by the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, the government describes the report as “illegal, in violation of all norms and principles of international law, of the internal regulations of the Organization.”
Here we present the full text:
The Permanent Mission of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the Organization of American States (OAS) expresses its profound and categorical rejection of the presentation of a presumed Report of the Secretary General and of a supposed Panel of Independent International Experts on the “possible commission of crimes against humanity in Venezuela “, as it is the result of an illegal procedure, in violation of all norms and principles of international law, of the internal regulations of the Organization and that has no mandate from its political bodies.
This document lacks legal value because it comes from a usurped authority. The Secretary General assumes an attribution that not even the OAS itself has as being a judicial instance. In that sense, it is nothing more than a grotesque media farce.
As it has been pointed out on many occasions, the so-called “public hearings”, a personal initiative of the Secretary General of the OAS, are part of a propaganda campaign against the Venezuelan State, whose sole objective is to overthrow the Constitutional Government of President Nicolas Maduro Moros, a through the destabilization of democratic institutions, the generation of chaos and internal violence in Venezuela.
At the beginning of this initiative, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the coordinator of the hearings, was formally denounced. It is public and notorious the lack of moral integrity of who is immersed in serious complaints about bribes, collusion and influence peddling within the International Criminal Court.
Likewise, the profound ethical weaknesses and bias of the trio of anti-Venezuelan activists chosen arbitrarily by the OAS Secretary General to carry out such an operation were denounced. These supposed experts have advanced all, and for many years, opinions contrary to the Venezuelan Government, which ethically disables them in their opinions that need to be objective and impartial to be taken into account with a minimum of seriousness.
On the other hand, the use of testimonies of fugitives from the Venezuelan justice, interested in assuring their own impunity, eliminates all credibility to this propaganda operation. It does not make sense to grant “probative value” to those who have cases opened in Venezuelan courts.
It is noteworthy that, despite the insistent request of the Venezuelan State, the General Secretariat never accounted for the origin of the funds of this propaganda maneuver and to date the opacity regarding its financing persists. This constitutes a serious and perverse precedent that puts the Organization at the service of any unknown economic power.
This Permanent Mission reiterates that the negative practice that has been established in the OAS of publishing reports, issuing statements and convening events on behalf of the Organization, without actually responding to a consensus or mandate of the member states, will only deepen the crisis of the OAS and, more seriously, will undermine the impartiality and prestige of the work carried out by the international body with exclusive jurisdiction to hear the matter.