Maduro was called an ‘accessory’ in the deportation by Trinidad and Tobago, and subsequent disappearance of 29 Venezuelans, including 16 minors, by the President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó.
“Maduro is an accomplice without a doubt, of these cruel and inhuman treatment of Venezuelans, young people, children who were forced to emigrate from their country due to the tragedy that he generated. The dictatorial regime created the conditions so that migrants, rafters, yes, Venezuelans have been forced to seek refuge in other regions.”
At the closing of the “Debate on the deportations of underage Venezuelans by the government of Trinidad and Tobago, that violates the treaties on refugees and the rights of children and adolescents,” which occurred on Tuesday in an ordinary session of the national Parliament, Guaidó spoke once more about the disappearance of the Venezuelans deported over the weekend from the Caribbean island nation.
He also reported that from the moment they learned of the situation, the National Assembly made contact with the Trinidadian Parliament to take the pertinent actions. He also said that the interim government’s ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), David Smolansky, was instructed to process the complaints concerning the case.
“The Trinidad and Tobago authorities must respond to this situation. The Trinidadian government unfortunately carried out this action despite the fact that an appeal court ordered the non-execution of such atrocious act. Such a situation is intolerable for us.”
Guaidó seized the opportunity and made an alert call to the Venezuelan National Navy to undertake the search for the 16 Venezuelan minors and adults deported on Sunday from Trinidad and Tobago.
Faced with the public and notorious indifference shown by the regime regarding the disappearance on the high seas of the 29 Venezuelans deported from Trinidad and Tobago, Guaidó said that it is one more example of “how little the lives of Venezuelans matter to him.”
“Only the dictator could celebrate a birthday in these situation. Only a wild, grotesque dictator could celebrate the disappearance of Venezuelan children on the high seas, and it does so out of complicity with the Trinidadian government. When the whole country was in dismay demanding the search and location of the creatures (children), the dictator danced.”
He said that: “there is no justification whatsoever for the treatment that is being given to Venezuelans, to children, to creatures at this time, who are missing, who fled from the dictatorship.”
Guaidó wondered if the Inter-American Charter of Human Rights, the right of refugees, the TIAR and the Responsibility to Protect. “Are they dead letters” or relevant tools to serve and protect Venezuelans?
“Today we demand the support of the entire world for the respect and safeguarding of human dignity, of men and women who fight to conquer their democracy, their freedom, to assert and respect their fundamental rights.”
Estos son los rostros de niños venezolanos, expulsados por un dictador que baila sobre la angustia de Venezuela.
Es inaceptable esta situación. Defensores de DDHH del mundo deben ayudarnos a proteger a nuestra gente, no a relatar la tragedia.
Nos mantenemos firmes por ellos. https://t.co/sk36wZpAEg
— Juan Guaidó (@jguaido) November 24, 2020