委内瑞拉反对派领导人格瓦拉到智利使馆寻求庇护

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年11月6日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

委内瑞拉反对派领导人弗雷迪·格瓦拉
委内瑞拉反对派领导人弗雷迪·格瓦拉

委内瑞拉一位著名议员因担心受到最高法院以煽动暴力罪名而被逮捕,便到智利驻加拉加斯大使馆寻求庇护。

智利外交部周六证实接收了委内瑞拉反对派占主导的国民议会中第二号官员弗雷迪·格瓦拉。

格瓦拉的政党称当局有关指责是“独裁专政发明的莫须有罪名”。

包括墨西哥、巴西和加拿大在内的12个西半球国家政府星期六发表了联合声明,称委内瑞拉高等法院对格瓦拉的攻击“给委内瑞拉的法治和分权带来新的打击。”

上周五,亲政府的最高法院禁止现年31岁的格瓦拉离境,并要求强大的亲政府的立宪议会剥夺他免于起诉的权利。

法律规定,国民议会负责确定是否应该取消立法者的宪法豁免权。但是最高法院却将案件提交给立宪议会。

格瓦拉是委内瑞拉国民议会副主席,他曾站在反对派抗议活动的最前沿。抗议活动动员了数十万对国内政治和经济危机感到失望的委内瑞拉民众。

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Seeks Refuge in Chilean Embassy

A prominent Venezuelan lawmaker has sought refuge in the Embassy of Chile in Caracas fearing arrest on Supreme Courte charges for instigating violence.

The Chilean Foreign Ministry confirmed Saturday it had welcomed Freddy Guevara, Venezuela’s opposition dominated National Assembly's number two official.

Guevara’s Popular Will party called the accusations “inexistent crimes invented by the dictatorship.''

Twelve Western Hemisphere governments, including Mexico, Brazil and Canada, issued a joint statement Saturday, saying the targeting of Guevara by the high court was a “new blow to the rule of law and separation of powers in Venezuela.''

On Friday, the pro-government Supreme Court barred Guevara, 31 from leaving the country and requested the powerful pro-government Constitutional Assembly strip his immunity from prosecution.

By law, the National Assembly is charged with determining whether a legislator's constitutional immunity should be lifted. But the court has instead referred the case to the Constitutional Assembly.

Guevara, who is vice president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, was at the forefront of opposition protests that mobilized hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans frustrated with their country’s political and economic crisis.