From Venezuela, they will ask the next Colombian government of the recently elected president, Gustavo Petro, to facilitate the investigations into the actions of the outgoing president, Iván Duque, the deputy to the National Assembly (AN), Julio Chávez, said on Wednesday.
“We are going to demand that the investigations be deepened, and I think it is important that the new Government (of Colombia) at least facilitate this entire investigation process, because the name of the Government of Colombia is committed there, and what we aspire to Venezuelans is that these things are investigated, clarified and responsibilities established," he told Sputnik.
He added that Venezuela has evidence of Duque's direct participation in, among others, the frustrated 2018 assassination of the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and the attempted invasion of February 23, 2019.
He explained that the purpose is to investigate how Colombian territory was used to educate and train mercenary groups that later tried to invade the country, as was found in the failed Gideon operation, he said.
Chávez added that another issue to investigate is the delivery of the state-owned Monómeros to former deputy Juan Guaidó by the Duque administration, facilitating the theft and misappropriation of a Venezuelan asset in New Granadan territory.
On several occasions, the Venezuelan authorities have denounced and presented evidence of the links of Duque and his Executive with plans against Venezuela, including the assassination of President Maduro and other representatives of the Venezuelan State.
Likewise, the deputy stressed that another element that justifies the investigation is the murder of compatriots and the responsibility of Duque in the crimes against humanity that have been committed against Venezuelan migrants in Colombian territory.
The AN is carrying out an investigation that accounts for thousands of Venezuelans murdered in Colombia, as well as an act of discrimination from the promotion and politically motivated hatred of the Colombian population authorities.
The Venezuelan government is also carrying out a formal complaint before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for these crimes.