Alex Saab’s wife on extradition: “What bothers the US the most is that he will never give in”

Camila Fabri de Saab, Alex Saab’s wife, has accused the US government of violating “the diplomatic rights” of her husband, the alleged front man of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, and stressed that “what the United States does most bothers is that he will “. never bow. “

During a protest march registered in Caracas against his extradition from Cape Verde, where he was imprisoned, the Saab woman also condemned the alleged pressure of high-ranking officials of the archipelago on several of her daughters.

Alex Saab’s wife on extradition: “What bothers the US the most is that he will never give in”
Alex Saab’s wife on extradition: “What bothers the US the most is that he will never give in”

“I would like to denounce the completion of a second abduction of my husband Alex Saab by the Cape Verdean government with the participation of the United States on October 16, 2021,” he complained.

He pointed out that this had happened “cowardly” behind the “backs of the lawyers and of us”. “We learned from his sister, who was the only one who was allowed to spend time with him and visit him a few times,” he said.

With this in mind, he stated that “he was visiting him and the guards surrounding the place where he was abducted had disappeared.” “One guard simply said they had expedited the extradition. It was that easy to get in touch with us, ”explains Fabri de Saab.

In return, he confirmed that the Cape Verdean embassy in Cuba had prevented his young daughters from visiting Saab because they were viewed as “personas non grata”. “A few days ago I went to Cuba with my daughters and the Cape Verdean embassy told these two girls, one four years old and the other 1 year and 9 months old, that we are unpleasant people and that they did not allow us to be with their father. They denied us every right as they denied him, “he said.

“What bothers the United States most is that my husband will never give in and we are and have always been a very, very close family, and since he was kidnapped, we have been too. (…) He has the strength of the truth. and innocence, “he claimed.

Saab took off at 4:50 p.m. from Amílcar Cabral International Airport in Cape Verde for the USA. Washington accuses Saab of laundering $ 350 million to pay for Maduro’s corruption by the U.S. financial system. Saab was arrested in June 2020 while stopping for fuel on a Cape Verde island, a country that has approved his extradition to the United States.

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