The NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized recent Venezuelan Supreme Court (TSJ) rulings against opposition parties and warned that the South American country “will no longer have a facade of democratic processes in a given time.” December clearly.
“If a legal department that responds to (Nicolás) Maduro leads opposition parties that represent dissident votes, it violates the rights of all Venezuelans,” said HRW Director for America José Miguel Vivanco, hours after the TSJ becomes the leader of Voluntad Popular , the party of the President of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó.
This sentence is similar to others that have already been issued against the leaders of Acción Democrática and Primero Justicia, and anticipates the outcome of an open lawsuit against Un Nuevo Tiempo, the other formation of the so-called G4 of the Venezuelan opposition.
“Venezuelans’ right to vote for the candidates of their choice requires free and fair elections where all parties and candidates have an adequate opportunity to present their ideas to the electorate,” Vivanco said in a statement.
The NGO believes that Chavismo ‘s decisions violate Venezuelans’ right to free and fair elections and freedom of association. The main opposition parties have already denounced that under the current conditions there are no minimum guarantees for holding parliamentary elections on December 6th.