Spanish Judge asks Chávez not to destroy valuable documents
The documents comprise a set of reports drafted by a former high-rank military official on the connection between terrorist groups ETA and FARC
The judge adopted the decision after having received a confirmation about the existence of such documents by the spokesperson of the Collective of Victims of Terrorism in the Basque Country (Covite), Consuelo Ordóñez, who met with Venezuelan military official Milton Revilla. Ordóñez communicated to the prosecutor's office attached to the High Court Revilla's decision to testify as protected witness in the investigation into the connections between the two terrorist groups, news agency EuropaPress cited in its website.
Ordóñez will appear in court next November 15 as witness and told EuropaPress that the retired high-rank Venezuelan official drafted many reports revealing "the existence of ETA's training camps across the Venezuelan territory and how they freely operate in the country." The meeting between Ordóñez and Revilla was brought forward because the reports may be destroyed in December, upon expiration of the 10-year period set forth in the Venezuelan legislation.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
When we look at the issue of human rights in Venezuela and the relevant reports submitted each year, a clear pattern emerges, namely, the impunity following the violation of rights such as freedom of expression, political rights, and the right to life and personal integrity, which has Venezuela consistently ranking among the lowest scorers in assessment indices.