The National Assembly, in an ordinary session on April 6, unanimously approved to demand the recognition of Alex Saab as a diplomat of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
The document will be delivered by a parliamentary commission to Saab’s family as an act of solidarity, and it was agreed to publish it in the Official Gazette and give it maximum dissemination.
The president of the Parliament, Jorge Rodríguez, indicated that the Special Commission will be made up of the deputies: Pedro Infante, Carola Chávez and Ilenia Medina, who will be in charge of taking the agreement to the diplomat’s wife, Camila Fabri de Saab.
After the agreement was approved, Rodríguez said: “The United States, as a signatory to the Vienna Convention, is commiting an act of immeasurable hypocrisy.”
In addition, “it is an act of retaliation, revenge, rage, that comes from the imperial centers, because Alex Saab helped this people and government in the midst of the worst brutal attack,” said the President of the Assembly.
He recalled that the government of Cape Verde subjected a diplomatic representative of Venezuela to unspeakable forms of mistreatment.
The Government of Cape Verde kidnapped, tortured, physically and psychologically abused “and subjected a Venezuelan diplomatic representative to isolation, which is nothing more than an act of retaliation, of revenge,” Rodríguez added.
Likewise, he recalled that the mission of the diplomat Alex Saab was “to bring food and medicine to the Venezuelan people.”
“It is shameful that a country that prides itself on respecting human rights maintains this act of revenge and retaliation” against a Venezuelan diplomat, Rodríguez said.
Alex Saab was illegally detained in Cape Verde on June 12, 2020, a country that complied with an alleged Interpol Red Alert.