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Venezuela: Venezuela: violations de Caracas soumises à la CPI

le 13 octobre, 2017

L’ancienne procureure générale du Venezuela Luisa Ortega, en exil, va donner un dossier à la CPI sur des exécutions extrajudiciaires et d’autres violations menées par son gouvernement. Elle a rencontré vendredi à Genève le Haut commissaire aux droits de l’homme.

Ce document pour la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) sera accompagné “d’un ensemble d’expertises” qui prouvent ces exécutions, a-t-elle dit à quelques journalistes après sa discussion avec Zeid Raad al-Hussein. Après s’être réfugiée fin août en Colombie, Luisa Ortega, entrée en dissidence, avait entamé une tournée à travers l’Amérique latine, au Brésil, au Costa Rica et au Mexique.

Elle avait présenté des indications à charge sur la corruption présumée du gouvernement. Son successeur a expliqué qu’il n’ouvrirait pas d’investigations contre le président Nicolas Maduro sur ces allégations. Luisa Ortega avait été congédiée de ses fonctions début août par la nouvelle Assemblée constituante controversée, acquise au chef de l’Etat.

De son côté, M. Zeid a dénoncé en septembre devant le Conseil des droits de l’homme de possibles “crimes contre l’humanité” dans ce pays, accusations qualifiées de “mensonges” par le gouvernement. Il a demandé un mécanisme international d’investigations sur les violences de ces derniers mois entre le régime et les opposants qui ont fait au total au moins plus de 120 victimes.

https://www.swissinfo.ch/fre/venezuela–violations-de-caracas-soumises-%C3%A0-la-cpi/43594620

http://www.rfi.fr/ameriques/20171013-une-etats-unis-retirent-unesco

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/have-evidence-against-maduros-graft-luisa-ortega/article19856054.ece (ENGLISH)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/ousted-venezuelan-prosecutor-leaks-odebrecht-bribe-video-50449258 (ENGLISH)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/world/americas/venezuela-odebrecht-maduro-corruption.html (ENGLISH)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/former-venezuelan-attorney-general-presenting-corruption-evidence-to-u-s-1507949458 (ENGLISH)

http://www.panorama.com.ve/politicayeconomia/Luisa-Ortega-Diaz-se-reunio-con-alto-comisionado-de-la-ONU-20171013-0040.html (ESPANOL)

http://www.elcolombiano.com/internacional/venezuela/exfiscal-luisa-ortega-habla-de-venezuela-KI7468804 (ESPANOL)

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Egypt/Brazil: Allard Prize for International Integrity awarded today (LIVESTREAM)

September 28, 2017

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Want to see the #AllardPrize ceremony but can’t make it in person? Check it out on Facebook Live today at 6.30pm Vancouver time: https://goo.gl/xDHgZC

Finalists include Brazil’s anti-corruption Lava Jato (Car Wash) Task Force which has successfully prosecuted and found guilty more than 100 businessmen and politicians, including former President Lula, and Egyptian human rights lawyer Azza Solimon.

https://mediasitemob1.mediagroup.ubc.ca/Mediasite/Play/8d31548e67334d4c947ce26d7e52d1771d

https://www.straight.com/listings/events/949606

http://www.allardprize.org/news/2017-finalists-announced-c100000-allard-prize-international-integrity

https://www.straight.com/news/973391/barristers-object-nomination-controversial-brazil-anti-corruption-squad-ubc-prize

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/2017-allard-prize/article36430705/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&

https://www.ubyssey.ca/events/ef21a85f786640aaa36c39f5499be794/

https://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/peter-allard-prize-case-public-integrity/

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/09/29/news/oscars-anti-corruption-badass-women-lead-way

http://www.allardprize.org/recipients-and-honourable-mentions

http://www.allardprize.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Car_Wash

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Op%C3%A9ration_Lava_Jato (FRANCAIS)

http://www.gazetadopovo.com.br/politica/republica/combate-a-corrupcao-lava-jato-e-finalista-de-premio-internacional-no-canada-1hhxb76lgk03yg9aij8e49095 (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE – Supporters of the Brazilian Workers Party (PT) threaten to prevent Lava Jato from receiving the Prize and to protest at the Ceremony in Vancouver.)

http://www.allardprize.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2017_allard_prize_finalists_br_portuguese.pdf (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE)

https://noticias.uol.com.br/politica/ultimas-noticias/2017/09/28/sob-protestos-lava-jato-pode-ganhar-seu-9-premio-nesta-quinta-no-canada.htm (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE)

http://politica.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,estudantes-e-juristas-protestam-para-barrar-premio-a-lava-jato,70002016566 (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE)

https://www.brasil247.com/pt/247/parana247/319432/Dallagnol-concorre-a-pr%C3%AAmio-e-enfrenta-protestos-no-Canad%C3%A1.htm (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE)

https://www.em.com.br/app/noticia/politica/2017/09/26/interna_politica,903632/estudantes-e-juristas-protestam-para-barrar-premio-a-lava-jato-no-cana.shtml (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE)

http://blogs.oglobo.globo.com/merval-pereira/post/no-ultimo-lugar.html (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE)

http://istoe.com.br/estudantes-e-juristas-protestam-para-barrar-premio-a-lava-jato-no-canada/ (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE)

http://justificando.cartacapital.com.br/2017/09/25/premiacao-forca-tarefa-da-lava-jato-por-universidade-canadense-gera-polemica/ (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE)

https://noticias.uol.com.br/politica/ultimas-noticias/2017/09/29/forca-tarefa-da-lava-jato-perde-premio-sobre-praticas-contra-corrupcao.htm (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE)

http://www.allardprize.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2017_allard_prize_finalists_-_final.pdf (ARABIC)

http://www.allardprize.org/sites/default/files/press_release_2017_allard_prize_finalists_azerbaijani.pdf (AZERBAIJANI)

Egypt/Brazil: 2017 Allard Prize for International Integrity – Livestream

September 22, 2017

https://mediasitemob1.mediagroup.ubc.ca/Mediasite/Play/8d31548e67334d4c947ce26d7e52d1771d

Can’t make it to see the #AllardPrize for International Integrity Award Ceremony in person? Tune in at 6.30pm PST on September 28 to watch the live stream here.  There are three amazing finalists — a courageous rights defender (Egyptian human rights lawyer Azza Soliman), a tenacious anti-corruptoin prosecutorial team (Brazil’s Lava Jato/Car Wash), and an indomitable investigative journalist.

(Allard Prize For International Integrity Facebook)

http://www.allardprize.org/

Egypt/Brazil/Canada: The Allard Prize and The Case for Public Integrity

September 6, 2017

Peter Allard is heir to a fortune in Canada.

But instead of stashing in a bank or a hedge fund, Allard has decided to give much of it away.

Including $32 million to fund the law school at the University of British Columbia and to fund an $80,000 prize for international integrity.

The prize is awarded every two years — so far in 2013, 2015 and 2017.

This year’s prize winner will be announced September 28 in Vancouver.

Pulitzer prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald will give the keynote address.

So far, the prize has a bias in favor of anti-corruption fighters in the Third World.

In 2013, the finalists were Global Witness, which focuses on corruption in the Third World, an Afghan human rights activist, and the winner was an anti-corruption activist from India.

In 2015, the finalists were Indonesia Corruption Watch, a Russian anti-corruption activist, and the winners were two African anti-corruption investigative journalists.

This year, the finalists are the Brazilian Car Wash prosecution team, an Azerbaijani journalist and an Egyptian human rights worker.

https://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/peter-allard-prize-case-public-integrity/

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Lawyer and Women’s Rights Defender Azza Soliman is a finalist for the 2017 Allard Prize for International Integrity.

Soliman is a co-founder of the Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance and has dedicated her life to fighting corruption and injustice faced by Egyptian women in both the private sphere and the judicial system.

She has worked to support women’s access to justice by using progressive interpretations of religion to influence legislation and combat the monopoly and corruption of religious institutions.

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On September 28th the dream team bringing down corruption in Brazil will be in Vancouver as finalists for the Allard Prize for International Integrity.

This Brazilian anti-corruption prosecution task force has worked to prosecute some of the most powerful Brazilian political leaders, including the popular former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was convicted of corruption and money laundering.

(Allard Prize For International Integrity Facebook)

http://www.allardprize.org/

 

Venezuela/Colombia/Brazil: Exiled Attorney General Says Venezuelan Regime Sent Paid Assassins After Her

August 25, 2017

Venezuelan Regime

The Attorney General of Venezuela Luisa Ortega Diaz claimed this week that Nicolás Maduro’s regime sent “assassins” to kill her once she began to speak out about the country’s broken democracy and human rights violations.

Ortega, who recently escaped from the country and is seeking asylum in the United States, gave an interview to the German magazine Der Spiegel in which she confessed to feeling unsafe even while abroad, as the regime could be hiring someone to kill her outside the country as well.

It was the first interview that Ortega gave since leaving Venezuela, and in it she documents how Maduro and his closest allies were using public funds for personal financial benefit.

Ortega detailed how the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, which has caused scandal in a handful of countries around Latin America for bribing politicians in exchange for project contracts, paid Diosdado Cabello US $100 million through a Spanish third party.

“We are facing a group of people who are not statesmen, but criminals,” Ortega said.

She went on to explain that she decided to leave Venezuela after receiving multiple threats. Government officials issued a warrant for the arrest of her husband, Deputy Germán Ferrer, claiming that he ran a million-dollar extortion ring.

https://panampost.com/sabrina-martin/2017/08/25/exiled-attorney-general-says-venezuelan-regime-sent-paid-assassins-after-her/

http://qctimes.com/business/the-latest-maduro-wants-opponents-investigated-for-treason/article_b84e1b54-ca57-50e4-8fb5-d3dd8230d0fa.html

https://www.voanews.com/a/medical-transfer-sought-for-detained-venezuelan-judge/4000707.html

http://verfassungsblog.de/venezuela-lessons-of-a-crisis-written-on-the-wall/

http://www.el-nacional.com/noticias/politica/luisa-ortega-diaz-denuncia-que-han-enviado-sicarios-buscarla_200512 (ESPANOL)

http://www.paginasiete.bo/planeta/2017/8/26/ortega-denuncia-maduro-envio-sicarios-busca-149712.html (ESPANOL)

http://www.el-nacional.com/noticias/politica/ortega-diaz-compara-gobierno-maduro-con-dictadura-argentina-los_200686 (ESPANOL)

http://www.diariodecuba.com/internacional/1503827391_33559.html (ESPANOL)

http://www.elobservador.com.uy/las-dos-caras-la-exfiscal-luisa-ortega-n1110613 (ESPANOL)

http://www.elsoldemargarita.com.ve/posts/post/id:194922/Luisa-Ortega_-Democracias-necesitan-medios-de-comunicaci%C3%B3n-libres (ESPANOL)

https://noticias.caracoltv.com/colombia/tres-magistrados-del-tribunal-supremo-de-venezolana-llegaron-colombia-por-presunta-persecucion (ESPANOL)

http://www.rfi.fr/emission/20170827-venezuela-maduro-chavisme-violences-crise-politique-sociale-economique-ortega (FRANCAIS)

http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/venezuela-generalstaatsanwaeltin-luisa-ortega-diaz-ueber-ihre-flucht-a-1164585.html (DEUTSCH)

Venezuela/Colombia/Brazil: Colombia Says Venezuela’s Dissident Ex-prosecutor May Freely Travel

August 24, 2017

Venezuela's Chief Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz, left, talks with her counterparts during a meeting of Mercosur trade bloc prosecutors, in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 23, 2017. Brazil's attorney general is sharply criticizing the recent ouster of his cou

Venezuela’s former top prosecutor, who fled to neighboring Colombia last week, may freely enter and leave the Andean country for the next six months, Bogota said on Thursday, in a move likely to anger President Nicolas Maduro.

Following the removal of the former prosecutor, Luisa Ortega, from her post after she accused Maduro of violating human rights and eroding democracy, she fled Venezuela for Colombia last week with her lawmaker husband.

Trip to Brazil

Ortega then traveled to meet with regional prosecutors in Brazil, where she said on Wednesday she had evidence Maduro was engaged in corruption in the food industry and linked top Socialist Party officials to the Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht’s region-wide bribery scandal.

Venezuela’s government, which says Ortega is a traitor and hypocrite, has said it requested an Interpol arrest warrant for Ortega and her spouse, German Ferrer.

https://www.voanews.com/a/colombia-says-venezuela-dissident-ex-prosecutor-may-freely-travel/4000122.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41041585

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/24/545901878/venezuelan-prosecutor-accuses-president-maduro-of-corruption

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/450787/venezuela-democracy-collapse-dictatorship-hunger-explained

https://www.ft.com/content/8118595c-8998-11e7-8bb1-5ba57d47eff7

https://www.icj.org/venezuela-rule-of-law-and-impunity-crisis-deepens/

http://www.rfi.fr/ameriques/20170825-venezuela-nicolas-maduro-suspend-chaines-colombiennes-caracol-rcn (FRANCAIS)

http://www.lecho.be/dossier/portraits/Luisa-Ortega-procureure-generale-et-activiste-rebelle/9925774?ckc=1&ts=1503634417 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.romandie.com/news/Odebrecht-ou-la-fabrique-internationale-de-la-corruption/826599.rom (FRANCAIS)

http://www.elpais.com.uy/informacion/luisa-ortega-uruguay-delitos-venezuela.html (ESPANOL)

http://www.el-nacional.com/noticias/mundo/fiscal-chileno-ofrecio-asilo-luisa-ortega-diaz_200370 (ESPANOL)

http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2017/08/25/599f9c57468aeb50488b45c9.html (ESPANOL)

http://www.radioformula.com.mx/notas.asp?Idn=708104&idFC=2017 (ESPANOL)

http://www.uniradioinforma.com/noticias/internacional/491562/magistrados-llevaran-a-maduro-ante-corte-penal-internacional.html (ESPANOL)

https://noticias.uol.com.br/ultimas-noticias/efe/2017/08/25/ex-procuradora-geral-da-venezuela-deixa-o-brasil-e-retorna-a-colombia.htm (PORTUGUES)

http://www.repubblica.it/esteri/2017/08/24/news/venezuela_la_procuratrice_anti-maduro_ai_giudici_dell_america_latina_il_presidente_e_corrotto_indagate_ho_le_prove_in_u-173776262/ (ITALIANO)

http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/venezuela-generalstaatsanwaeltin-luisa-ortega-diaz-ueber-ihre-flucht-a-1164585.html (DEUTSCH)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luisa_Ortega_D%C3%ADaz

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luisa_Ortega_D%C3%ADaz (FRANCAIS)

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luisa_Ortega_D%C3%ADaz (DEUTSCH)

Venezuela/Colombia/Brazil: Venezuela’s ousted prosecutor accuses Nicolas Maduro of corruption

August 24, 2017

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Venezuela’s recently ousted chief prosecutor accused President Nicolas Maduro and several allies on Wednesday of participating in acts of corruption, saying she would turn over proof that would help other countries prosecute. Venezuela’s government quickly fired back, accusing Luisa Ortega Diaz of “grave moral and ethical infractions.”

Ortega spoke during a meeting of Mercosur trade bloc prosecutors in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia. Ortega was removed by a new, pro-government constitutional assembly in early August after breaking with Venezuela’s socialist government. She fled abroad with her husband, whose arrest was ordered by the country’s supreme court.

“I want to denounce, in front of the world, a grave situation in Venezuela: that of excessive corruption,” Ortega said. “Because of that reason, (Maduro’s administration) is violating the constitution and law to protect itself.” Ortega said she had evidence implicating Maduro and other top officials in corruption involving Brazilian constructor Odebrecht and other companies.

Ortega told reporters after the meeting that Maduro loyalist Diosdado Cabello received $100 million from Odebrecht via a Spanish company called TSE Arietis, which was owned by cousins of Cabello. She also claimed that Maduro was the owner of a Mexican company that Venezuela had contracted to provide basic foodstuffs. She said Group Grand Limited was registered in Mexico under the names Rodolfo Reyes, Alvaro Pulido Vargas and Alex Saab, but that Maduro was the real owner.

“It’s impossible for cases to be investigated in Venezuela,” said Ortega, adding that she was providing documentation to the United States, Brazil, Colombia and Spain. Ortega’s claims could not be immediately verified. Emails sent to Group Grand Limited and TSE Arietis seeking comment were not returned.

Venezuela’s ousted prosecutor accuses Nicolas Maduro of corruption

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41031469

https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/latin-america/179827-venezuela-lawless-maduro-critic-luisa-ortega

http://www.euronews.com/2017/08/24/venezuela-ortega-slams-muduro

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11910372

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/24/venezuela-police-broadcast-raid-rebel-prosecutor-luisa-ortegas/

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41041585

http://fr.euronews.com/2017/08/24/luisa-ortega-compte-prouver-que-ladministration-maduro-est-corrompue (FRANCAIS)

http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/monde/20170824.OBS3724/venezuela-luisa-ortega-l-ex-procureure-en-fuite-accuse-maduro-de-corruption.html (FRANCAIS)

http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2017/08/24/luisa-ortega-commence-le-grand-deballage-sur-la-corruption-au-venezuela_5176023_3222.html (FRANCAIS)

http://www.francetvinfo.fr/monde/venezuela/venezuela-qui-est-luisa-ortega-l-ex-procureure-chaviste-exilee-au-bresil-apres-s-etre-opposee-au-president-maduro_2339421.html (FRANCAIS)

http://www.la-croix.com/Monde/Ameriques/Tensions-diplomatiques-autour-Venezuela-2017-08-24-1200871719 (FRANCAIS)

http://www.el-nacional.com/noticias/gobierno/diosdado-cabello-respondio-las-acusaciones-ortega-diaz_200276 (ESPANOL)

http://it.euronews.com/2017/08/24/ortega-diaz-forniro-prove-della-corruzione-di-maduro (ESPANOL)

http://www.infobae.com/america/venezuela/2017/08/24/la-dictadura-de-maduro-retiro-la-emision-de-los-canales-colombianos-caracol-television-y-rcn/ (ESPANOL)

http://www.semana.com/mundo/articulo/maduro-saca-del-aire-a-caracol-television-y-rcn–almagro-critica-la-decision/537506 (ESPANOL)

http://pt.euronews.com/2017/08/24/ex-procuradora-geral-ataca-maduro (PORTUGUES)

http://de.euronews.com/2017/08/24/geschasste-staatsanwaltin-droht-maduro (DEUTSCH)