Join the Campaign to Free Alex Saab!

The International Free Alex Saab Committee:

The US Government ordered Venezuelan diplomat detained, held in isolation, and denied needed medical care in Cabo Verde! Help demand his release.


1- Participate in the social media campaign and follow @FreedomAlexSaab on Twitter

2- Sign the online petition to demanding his release

3- Follow urgent updates

4- Read and share background articles

Online Petition:

Save the Life of Alex Saab!

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Venezuelan diplomat kidnapped by U.S. – Held in isolation and denied medical care in Cabo Verde! #FreeAlexSaab!

The International Free Alex Saab Committee has launched a campaign to collect signatures and send simultaneous direct emails to authorities in the United States and Cape Verde.

Join thousands who have already signed along with the prominent individuals below to demand authorities in the United States and Cape Verde release of the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, arbitrarily detained in Cape Verde following US orders almost one year ago.

Endorsed by:

  • Alfred de Zayas, UN expert on promotion of democratic & equitable international order – Switzerland
  • Alfred Marder, U.S. Peace Council – United States
  • Alliance for Global Justice, Elane Spivak-Rodriguez – United States
  • African Bar Association
  • American Association of Jurists, Vanessa Ramos, president, (signed a similar letter)
  • Ben Norton, journalist – United States
  • Carmen Buitrago – Venezuela
  • Claudia Chaufan, York University – Canada
  • Cruz Gómez – Venezuela
  • Dan Kovalik, attorney and author – United States
  • Darwin Alejandro Suarez Porras – Venezuela
  • Fr. Luis Barrios, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Carlos Albizu University
  • Francisco Rodríguez, Clap Las Palmad – Venezuela
  • Frederick Mills, Professor, Bowie State University
  • Gertrudis Martinez, UBCH José Gregorio Guitian – Venezuela
  • International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, Alicia Jrapko – United States
  • Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza, Orinoco Tribune – Venezuela
  • John Philpot, International Lawyer – Canada
  • Jose Pertierra, attorney – United States
  • Juan Villegas – Venezuela
  • Just Peace Advocates, Karen Rodman – Canada
  • Just Peace Advocates/Mouvement Pour Une Paix Juste
  • Kelly Pottella, Consejo Comunal José María Vargas – Venezuela
  • Ken Stone, Hamilton Coalition to Stop War – Canada
  • Luci Murphy, ONE DC Black Workers Center Chorus* – United States
  • Luigino Bracci – Venezuela
  • Mario Silva, La Hojilla – Venezuela
  • Mark Burton, U.S. Peace Council – United States
  • Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone Project* – United States
  • Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK* – United States
  • Nancy Price, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, US* – United States
  • Nino Pagliccia, Vancouver Frente Hugo Chávez – Canada
  • Noam Chomsky – United States
  • Oliver Stone, film maker, 4 time of the Oscar winner
  • Pablo Emilio Victora, COSOLPA – Venezuela
  • Prabir Purkayastha, Editor, Newsclick* – United States
  • Radhamés Morales, Fuerza de la Revolución and Ministerio de Solidaridad con los Pueblos, Iglesia Santa Cruz-Holyrood 
  • Rev. Filipe Cupertino Teixeira OFSJC, Diocese Saint Francis of Assisi CCA – United States
  • Rick Sterling, Task Force on the Americas – United States
  • Roger Harris, Task Force on the Americas – United States
  • Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
  • Sara Flounders, International Action Center – United States
  • Silverio Carvajal, LIBRE* – Venezuela
  • Stansfield Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity – United States
  • Stevan Kirschbaum, United Steelworkers Local 8751, Boston School Bus Union – United States
  • Steve Ellner, Writer – United States
  • Suzanne Ross, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal – United States
  • Tibisay Diaz – Venezuela
  • U.S. Peace Council, Bahman Azad – United States
  • Ulises Rafael Gutierrez Licerio, MEP* – Venezuela
  • United Natl Antiwar Coalition, Joe Lombardo – United States
  • Veterans for Peace, Gerry Condon, former president – United States
  • Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research* – India
  • William Camacaro, Bolivarian Circle NYC. Alex Saab Defense – United States

Campaign Updates:

6/17/21: Bishop Teixeira, Local 8751 Cabo Verde Bus Drivers and members of the Alex Saab Defense Committee delivered a letter signed by 50+ supporters to the Permanent Mission of Cape Verde to the United Nations.

The letter was also delivered to the Cabo Verde Mission to the United Nations in NYC. The delegation was told the Ambassador was not in residence. But the Aide did accept the UN HRC letter. See letters with signers here!

6/15/21: Breaking News: The United Nations Human Rights Committee orders Cape Verde to comply with interim measures regarding Alex Saab

6/8/21: The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee asked the Government of Cape Verde to suspend the extradition of Venezuelan diplomat and businessman Alex Saab while the international body is analyzing the case. Read more at Orinoco Tribune.

6/1/21: International delegation of legal experts and activists prepares to visit Alex Saab in Cape Verde to learn about the case firsthand, raise awareness about the case, and awaken public opinion to his plight.

5/29/21: Boston School Bus Drivers Union (USW Local 8751) passes resolution demanding the immediate Release Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab (Orinoco Tribune, May 30, 2021)

Background articles:

Additional articles:

Alex in his own words:

Africa Day: Freedom can never be taken for granted, by Ambassador Alex Saab

May 25, 2021

This day is symbolic. On this day of celebration, it is the heart of all freedom fighters that we hear beating in unison. On May 25, 2021, we celebrate the liberation of a continent and peoples oppressed by imperialism and the West’s insatiable thirst for conquest. This ferocious quest for imperialist domination has led to the enslavement of Africa for centuries….

Reference Documents:

(Dropbox folder)

  1. Enviado Especial – Foreign Relations letter, Arreaza (espanol)
  2. Representante Permanente Alterno de Venezuela ante la Unión Africana part 1 (español)
  3. Representante Permanente Alterno de Venezuela ante la Unión Africana part 2 (espanol)
  4. Maduro letter to Iran Lider Supremo part 1 (espanol)
  5. Maduro letter to Iran Lider Supremo part 2 (espanol)
  6. Procura humanitaria de insumos de gran necesidad – Arreaza
  7. Letter to Moussa Faki Mahat – African Union Commission (English)
  10. Letter_Alex_Saab_v._Republic_of_Cape_Verde_18.03.2021
  11. Letter_Compliance_Alex_Saab_v._Republic_of_Cape 16.03.2021
  12. Letter_to_J.Biden
  13. Letter-President_CV-ENG