Patients in mortal danger from US sanctions

Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza highlighted how the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, again denounced the cruelty of the unilateral coercive measures that the US government illegally applies to the country.

"Attention! 6 Rapporteurs and Experts of the United Nations publish a Press Release denouncing the US for directly affecting the fundamental rights of Venezuelans, through illegal sanctions that prevent treatment of cancer patients, ”the minister published on his twitter.

"Hundreds of Venezuelan cancer patients could die because they have been caught in the excessively strict application of US sanctions directed at Venezuela and the state oil company PDVSA," said the UN special rapporteurs on torture and other cruel treatment or punishment. inhuman or degrading, Nils Melzer; on the right to development, Saad Alfarargi; on the right to the enjoyment of the highest level of physical and mental health, Tlaleng Mofokeng, together with independent experts Obiora Okafor and Livingstone Sewanyana and Alena Douhan, UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of Human Rights, who visited the country in February and met with all the sectors involved to verify the situation.

The document describes how transplant patients are stranded in countries where they went to receive treatment, and that together with those who wait to go abroad for surgery they could die because "third countries, groups of countries, banks and private companies" block transactions for fear of reprisals. from the US, when travel is "the only hope for hundreds of critically ill patients."



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