Venezuela Reiterates Biased Report on Human Rights

Caracas, June 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Vice Minister of Communications, William Castillo, has reiterated on Friday from Geneva, Switzerland, that the report presented by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, is biased and does not show the reality of the South American country.

During his speech at the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Castillo stated that the Bolivarian authorities consider the statement as ‘lacking in scientific rigor and with serious methodological errors,’ according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

‘Venezuela is completely sure that you (Bachelet) know that the report does not reflect what you really saw (…) We demand its content to be corrected, and we urge a thoughtful and respectful performance of your office,’ said the diplomat.

In this regard, the deputy minister told Bachelet that the report ‘ignores almost entirely the information provided by the Venezuelan State and only takes into account the information obtained from opposition spokespersons and press sources.’ 

Among the flimsiness of the report, Castillo noted that out of 558 interviews made, 460 were conducted outside Venezuela.

Likewise, he assured that it does not mention Venezuela´s advances in terms of human rights, and also ignores ‘the serious impacts the illegal, criminal and immoral economic blockade imposed by the United States is exerting on our people,’ he said.

In this regard, he asked Michelle Bachelet that in accordance with the UN resolutions on unilateral coercive measures, to demand immediate cessation of financial sanction mechanism by Washington against Caracas.

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