Venezuela rejects decision of Colombia to grant refugee status to fugitive from justice Julio Borges

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has been informed about the decision of the Government of the Republic of Colombia to grant the status of refugee to the fugitive of Venezuelan justice, Julio Andrés Borges, on October 11th, 2018.

Venezuela raises the awareness of the international community to such fact that confirms the pattern of the government of Colombia to protect Venezuelan citizens who seriously threaten democracy and the life of presidents of Venezuela. Using the same method of impunity applied to Julio Borges today, since 2002 Pedro Carmona Estanga, the mastermind and main perpetrator of the coup d’état in Venezuela, which had among his purposes the assassination of President Hugo Chávez and the members of his government is nowadays protected by the Colombian authorities.

On this occasion, the government of Colombia, violating the provisions of letter F of Article 1 of the Convention on the Status of Refugees, grants protection to another Venezuelan citizen, who is considered to be the main mastermind of the attempted assassination against President Nicolas Maduro and the highest authorities of the Venezuelan State on August 4th, according to well-founded and well-known evidence.

The attempted assassination undoubtedly represents a serious crime that contravenes the purposes and principles of the United Nations, whose immediate results would generate a conflict of unsuspected proportions in Venezuela, with serious consequences for the region. Despite this, the Colombian government decides to implement the refuge form and the international conventions that protect it, to harbor a well-known enemy of the peace of Venezuela, also publicly involved in all stages of the continued coups against the legitimate institutions of the Venezuelan State since 2002.

Raising its voice so that the world knows that these actions are so dangerous to political and social stability, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has the certainty that Mr. Julio Borges will suffer the same fate as Pedro Carmona Estanga, which is to be disdained by the Venezuelan people and condemned by history for seeking to plunge their “homeland” into war and suffering in order to favor petty personal interests.

Caracas, October 12th, 2018


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