Venezuelan opposition in Madrid against freedom of expression
We, the undersigned members of the Movement of Solidarity with Venezuela in Madrid, denounce and condemn the recent declarations on social networks and in some digital media, against an activity organized for September 13 by the Ateneo in Madrid, and in which we collaborate, entitled “The educational system in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.”
This is not the first time that the violent opposition in Venezuela has perpetrated this type of anti-democratic acts.
These are actions that directly violate the fundamental rights of the entities that organize this activity, which these subjects and the media claim to defend with respect to Venezuela.
The right of assembly, expression and association must be able to be exercised by all citizens of this country, without prejudice to the rights of others.
We understand that these actions, which violate the basic human rights of both the Ateneo de Madrid and the convening organisations, have nothing to do with the defence of democracy.
Ultimately, we hold the competent authorities responsible for what may happen during these aggressions, since there are already antecedents of acts of hostility on the part of these subjects and organizations.
Madrid, 04 September 2019
Solidarity Movement with Venezuela in Madrid:
América Latina Soberana;
Asociación de Amistad Hispano-Cubana “Bartolomé de las Casas”;
Colectivo 26 de Julio;
Consejo Nacional e Internacional de Comunicación Popular;
Coordinadora Estatal de Solidaridad con Cuba de Madrid;
Frente Antiimperialista Internacionalista;
Frente Unitario de Canarias por la Paz y la Neutralidad;
Partido Comunista de España;
Partido Comunista de los Pueblos de España;
Plataforma Bolivariana de Solidaridad con Venezuela de Madrid;