Venezuela denounces irregular conduct of the Government of Colombia before deportation of Venezuelan citizens

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela expresses its outrage and deep concern over the irregular deportation of Venezuelan citizens residing in the Republic of Colombia, to whom the Government of Iván Duque intends to assign responsibility for the massive social protests that have taken place in the Colombian territory in recent days.

Venezuela denounces that the act of criminalizing Venezuelan migration in a general manner is nothing more than a crude pretext to divert the attention of the true responsible for the Colombian crisis, which is none other than the Government of the Bogota oligarchy, and as a smokescreen to ignore the outraged and legitimate protest of the neo-Grenadian people.

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela categorically denounces the irregular and surreptitious conduct of the Government of Colombia, which – through deportations carried out without formal accusation or trial formula – has incurred into inhuman treatment of Venezuelan citizens, in clear violation of their fundamental rights.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will be alert to any degrading treatment or violation of the Human Rights of its citizens by the Government of Iván Duque, and – in use of International Law and of instruments for the protection and defense of human rights – will denounce before international organizations the criminal attitude of the Colombian Government.

Caracas, November 28, 2019.