The detention of the Venezuelan ambassador continues to cause outrage in the international community. Recently, the American Association of Jurists (AAJ) issued its statement in defense of the ambassador Alex Saab and its rejection of his illegal detention.

The American Association of Jurists (AAJ) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1975 with consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Its objective is to fight for the self-determination of peoples, full economic independence and the sovereignty of the State over its natural resources, as well as the defense and promotion of human rights and the realization of better and more effective guarantees of protection.

The statement of the American Association of Jurists (AAJ) on the illegal detention of the Venezuelan ambassador Alex Nain Saab Moran by the Cape Verdean government for the purpose of extradition to the United States.

American Association of Jurists in defense of Alex Saab

On Monday, July 5, the American Association of Jurists (AAJ), pronounced itself in defense of the ambassador Alex Saab; illegally detained in Cape Verde, under pressure from the United States.

“The AAJ joins the international campaign to stop the detention against Ambassador Alex Saab; urged the government of Cape Verde to respect its own constitution and its obligations as a sovereign state of West Africa and member of the United Nations, the judgments of the ECOWAS court and the request of the Human Rights Committee of June 8, 2021 to deny extradition, providing the immediate release of the diplomat” Part of the AAJ statement.

Likewise, it should be recalled that 390 days have passed since the detention of Alex Saab, qualified by his defense as “illegal”, as well as branded for many important entities as “kidnapping”; in view of the fact that the human rights of the diplomat have been violated. As well as Cape Verde; without respecting his diplomatic immunity, and all the rights to international conventions.

Below is the document of the full statement of the American Association of Jurists in defense of Ambassador Alex Saab.

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