Cabo Verde

Venezuela & ALBA News#360, 7.9.2021: Biden Backs Guaido; DSA Meets with President Maduro; Response to Recent Criticisms of Nicaragua

Venezuela WION: Biden reaffirms support for Venezuela opposition leader Guaido “Under your leadership and in coalition with civil society leaders you are preserving those ideals of freedom, democracy and sovereignty,” Biden wrote to Guaido. Biden said that Guaido is guiding his country “through a peaceful democratic transition of power.” This is almost as disconnected from…

Ecowas Court Dismissed Cape Verde’s Motion

URGENT PRESS RELEASE ECOWAS COURT DISMISSED CAPE VERDE’S MOTION TO SET ASIDE JUDGMENT FOR RELEASE OF ALEX SAAB  COURT RECONFIRMS ALEX SAAB DETENTION ILLEGAL   In its judgment delivered on 15 March 2021, the ECOWAS Court of Justice declared illegal the arrest and detention of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Nain Saab Moran, ordered his release from further…

Venezuela & ALBA News 6.18.2021: US Blocks Venezuela from Buying Vaccines and Food

Venezuela Orinoco Tribune: Cape Verde Ignores International Outcry in Alex Saab Case The president of Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, decided to turn a blind eye to the international clamor and ignore the request made on June 8 by the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations (UN) to suspend the extradition process that the…

Breaking: The United Nations Human Rights Committee orders Cape Verde to comply with interim measures regarding Alex Saab

On June 8th the UN Human Rights Committee had called for suspension of Alex Saab’s extradition, now it orders it to comply. Join the campaign to demand the immediate release of Alex Saab by signing the online petition.  What are the legal and political consequences? Cabo Verde and the human rights UN obligations Cabo Verde…

The case of Alex Saab – US abduction of Venezuelan diplomat, a global challenge

By Sara Flounders and Roger D. Harris With the possible extradition of a Venezuelan diplomat to the US on bogus charges, an emergency human rights delegation organized by the International Campaign to Free Alex Saab was quickly dispatched to Cabo Verde, where he is imprisoned. This island archipelago nation off the west coast of Africa…

US Trying to Extradite Venezuelan Diplomat for the ‘Crime’ of Securing Food for the Hungry: The Case of Alex Saab v. The Empire

By Roger Harris The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse, violation of diplomatic status, and even the use of torture to extract false confessions. This is according to Montréal-based international human rights lawyer John Philpot. He spoke on May 19 at a webinar sponsored by the Alliance for…