UN requested to investigate Judge Aponte's confession
Human Rights Foundation (HRF) forwarded a complaint letter and a report to the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers
The former magistrate, in a recent affidavit administered in Costa Rica, avowed to his involvement in several events concerning manipulation of the judiciary by the Executive Office against Venezuelan dissenters.
The human rights advocate explored the most relevant and recent events regarding the "serious conditions of submission of the judiciary to the Executive branch of government of Venezuela," stated a press release.
"Dependability and professional integrity of ex Judge Aponte are virtually nil due to his own confessions about his performance at the judicature. Obviously, he is capable of everything, an opportunist, a scoundrel," commented Thor Halvorssen, the president of HRF.
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.