October 26, 2021

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Venezuela indicts Ivan Duque at the International Criminal Court for the genocide of Venezuelan migrants | News

Executive Vice President Delcy Rodriguez announced Wednesday that Venezuela will file a complaint with the International Criminal Court in The Hague against the President of Colombia, Ivan Duque, for genocide and persecution against Venezuelan immigrants.

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We have asked Foreign Minister Felix Plasencia to take action before the United Nations bodies dealing with migration, human rights and refugees to immediately investigate the killing of two young Venezuelan migrants in Colombia.

This crime – highlighted by Rodriguez – is part of a widespread and systematic policy of persecution and extermination against Venezuelan immigrants, who were forced to leave the country as a result of the financial and economic embargo imposed by the United States.



Rodriguez’s announcement comes after two Venezuelan immigrants, one of them a minor, were murdered last weekend in a shop in the Tipo municipality of Norte de Santander.

This crime – highlighted by Rodriguez – is part of a widespread and systematic policy of persecution and extermination against Venezuelan immigrants, who were forced to leave the country as a result of the financial and economic embargo imposed by the United States.

The vice president referred to the killing of young people in Colombia as a “violent crime”, “abhorrent” and “cruel”. He stressed that “it was an extrajudicial execution, a very abhorrent fact”, before focusing on the fact that despite the “effect”, the situation “reflects reality”.

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Rodriguez also accused the Venezuelan extremist opposition of encouraging the persecution of immigrants who settled in Colombia, by stigmatizing people with low economic resources who arrived in the neighboring country.

He noted that the Venezuelan right had promoted xenophobic and genocide crimes against immigrants in Colombia when it requested sanctions against President Nicolas Maduro’s government.

That opposition, he said, only stole property from the people, even among them fighting for looting, and thanks to hate speech against immigrants, anti-Venezuelan disapproval increased among the Colombian population.

In his address to the press, Rodriguez considered the Colombian state a narco-state, controlled by drug-trafficking gangs and co-operators, and also argued that Duque benefits from the suffering of Venezuelans who emigrate.

He stressed the need to activate the United Nations human rights system immediately, to address this serious complaint submitted by the Venezuelan state regarding the terrible situation that is taking place in Colombia.