Venezuela: Ombudsman appointed as Prosecutor General

07 August 2017

On Saturday, the National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela (Constitutional Assembly) dismissed Prosecutor General of the country Luisa Ortega Díaz, the media reported. She was replaced by Commissioner for Human Rights Tarek William Saab.

The dismissal was adopted unanimously by all 545 members of the Assembly, as follows from the broadcast of the meeting on state television. Later, the information was confirmed by the Supreme Court of the country.

However, Ortega Díaz does not recognize the decision of the National Constituent Assembly and believes that her exit from power is part of a conspiracy against the constitution.

«The Supreme Court and the illegitimate presidential Constitutional Assembly, not taking into account the constitution and laws, decided to remove me from the post so that I could not continue defending the rights of people," Díaz said.

Ombudsman Tarek William Saab who replaced Ortega Díaz on the post of Prosecutor General assured the deputies that he would closely monitor the observance of laws in the country and would not allow any of the citizens to be subjected to impunity and infringement of rights.

Saab has already been mandated by the Assembly to conduct a thorough monitoring of the work of the Prosecutor General’s Office, including inspection of each of the employees. To simplify this procedure, an «emergency order» has been issued at the department.

Adapted from mass media

Photo: EFE

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