Case No. 24/2017: Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) of Venezuela & President Maduro
NOTIFICATION to Peru and Colombia
On February 21, 2018, the International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights is communicating with the government of Peru as a result of its prohibition concerning the visit of Venezuelan Dictator Maduro to the country for the eighth Summit of the Americas, declaring him an unwelcome person in Peru, since Dictator Maduro has broken the political dialogue with the Venezuelan opposition and has called elections fraudulently, prohibiting the free participation of the opposition coalition Mesa de la Unidad Democratica (MUD) within the democratic process. Thus, the Peruvian government of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has withdrawn his invitation to the Venezuelan Dictator Nicolás Maduro.
The International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights considers that clearly, in Venezuela, one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in the world is occurring, even though this is denied by Dictator Maduro, because there is ample evidence that a mass exodus of refugees which is comparable to the exoduses recorded in Syria and Myanmar is happening in Venezuela. According to international data, a tenth of the Venezuelan population would have left the country, being a number that is increasing day by day. In fact, according to international experts in immigration, more than 1 million Venezuelan refugees have fled to Colombia in the last 2 years due to lack of food, medicine, security and democracy in Venezuela. For this reason, the International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights requests the Colombian government to grant the civil status of refugees to the one million Venezuelans who are fleeing from a humanitarian catastrophe as serious as that of Syria and Myanmar, ensuring full respect for human rights.
With spirit of Reconciliation (Maitri),
H.E. Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha
President and Judge of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights