Chavismo has only waited three days to order the capture of President Dinorah Figuera and Vice Presidents Marianela Fernández and Auristela Vásquez, the three
legislators in exile
who make up the new leadership of the legitimate National Assembly (AN).
Control Court 49 agreed to her arrest for her "alleged responsibility in the crimes of usurpation of functions, treason, criminal association and money laundering."
The Chavista judges blame the parliamentarians for their participation in the "theft of Venezuelan assets abroad", since the AN has formed a commission that will replace the presidency in charge of Juan Guaidó in monitoring the funds frozen in the United States, England and Portugal.
The Chavista attorney general Tarek William Saab, who acts under the direct orders of the Miraflores Palace, had already announced that two of his prosecutors were investigating the three deputies to "sanction for corruption crimes the phantasmagorical parliamentary commission imposed for the theft of assets ".
The AN maintains the recognition of the US, Canada, France and Germany, among others, since these countries consider that both the 2018 presidential elections and the 2020 parliamentary elections were fraudulent.
The democratic AN of 2015 has extended its functions due to the usurpation of the legislative body imposed by
, who keeps Jorge Rodríguez, brother of Vice President Delcy and head of the Chavista delegation in the negotiations in Mexico, at the helm.
The Unitary Platform, which brings together the democratic opposition, condemned the "cowardly" judicial persecution and called on the international community "before what could be a new wave of persecution against the members of the AN."
The three deputies are in exile after fleeing the dictatorship.
President Figuera was forced to take refuge in the French Embassy after leading the protests against the murder of her friend, Councilor Fernando Albán, at the hands of the political police.
The body of Albán, also a member of Primero Justicia (PJ), was thrown from the top of a building of the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (Sebin) to simulate a suicide, after having lost his life during the torture carried out.
In previous cases of judicial persecution against opponents, the repression is extended against relatives and close friends, even against the properties of the exiles, in addition to initiating international capture requests.
Figuera currently resides with his daughter in Valencia, Fernández in the US and Vásquez in Madrid, where he participates in political and social activities.
"The political parties (referring to the new majority of the G-3) supported the decision that the new leadership should be out of Venezuela for various reasons. The first was to guarantee security in the face of possible attacks by the regime," Figuera warned in his first statements.
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