Saturday, November 17, 2007

Para mis amigos Venezolanos!



* Los derechos humanos de un extranjero son los mismos de un venezolano republicano bolivariense.

* Los supuestos cargos en contra de los Greenwoods no justifican que su esposa, con seis meses de embarazo, dos abortos previos, una niña de un año en brazos y un niño de 4 años, haya sido embarcada en un avión militar Hércules para volar entre San Carlos de Río Negro y Puerto Ayacucho, con claros signos de extrema fatiga y estrés, desoyendo los ruegos de su esposo a desistir de ello por sus antecedentes de aborto. Se les acusó de estar trabajando en San Carlos de Río Negro sin autorización. La verdad es que estaban allí de visita, en casa de amigos, y cándidamente preguntaron a un guardia nacional si habría algún problema en que el se residenciada en la zona y trabajara en ella. Su crimen fue haber expresado un deseo, "crimen" atroz que demandó la movilización de importantes recursos del estado, y de la sumaria expulsión del país de la familia Greenwood. Si la acusación hubiera sido cierta, aun no habría revestido la gravedad como para poner en peligro a una madre gestando y al bebé en su vientre.

* En Puerto Ayacucho no se les permitió ir a su casa, ni siquiera bajo custodia militar. Fueron obligados a pernoctar en edificaciones militares sin conocer cargos ni qué sería de ellos.

* Fueron embarcados al siguiente día al Aeropuerto Nacional de Maiquetía, donde permanecieron detenidos hasta el momento de su deportación al día siguiente de su arribo.

* Les fue imposible a su pastor y su abogado tener acceso a ellos. Parece la orden fue de evitar a toda costa cualquier asesoramiento legal. Ellos tenían pleno derecho a un abogado y un ministro religioso a su lado. Ellos tenían derecho a recibir formal notificación de las acusaciones en su contra y apelar cualquier sentencia. Todo esto les fue en todo tiempo negado.

* Les informaron la embajada de su país había sido notificada y que el embajador les esperaría en el aeropuerto. Todo fue falso. Todo esto nos revela lo pronto que querían expulsarlo del país.

* Solo imaginen que un aborto se hubiera iniciado en pleno vuelo, en una cabina no presurizada, y sin asistencia médica a la mano. Hubiera sido la peor de las pesadillas para ellos!

ESTO LE PUEDE PASAR A CUALQUIER FAMILIA EXTRANJERA RESIDENCIADA EN EL PAIS.

SI NO HUBO DERECHOS PARA ELLOS, ALGUIEN PUEDE DECIDIR QUE NO LOS HABRÁ PARA LOS VENEZOLANOS!


For my English speaking readers:


The seriousness of the Greenwood situation.



*The human rights of a foreigner are the same as a citizen of The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

* The alleged crimes against the Greenwoods does not justify that his wife, being 6 months pregnant, with 2 previous miscarriages, a one year old daughter in arms, and a 4 year old son, to have been forced to board a military plane for a flight between, San Carlos de Rio Negro and Puerto Ayaucho, with obvious signs of fatigue and stress, against the warnings of her husband against the flight, in light of her previous miscarriages. They were accused of "working" in San Carlos without authorization. The truth is, they were there visiting, staying in the home of friends, and candidly asked the National Guard if there would be a problem for them to set up a residence and work in the area. Their crime was only to have expressed a desire, an "atrocious crime" that required the mobilization of important state resources, and the summary expulsion from the country of the Greenwood family. If the accusations had been true, it still would not have justified the seriousness of putting in danger a mother and the baby in her womb.

*In Puerto Ayacucho, they were not allowed to go to their home, even under military guard. They were forced to over night in military premises without knowing the charges or what was to become of them.

*They were flown the following day to the International airport in Maiquetia, where they remained under detention until the moment of their deportation the following day.

*It was impossible for their pastor or lawyer to have access to them. It seems the order was to avoid allowing them any legal aide at all cost. They had every right to a lawyer and a religious minister to be at their side. Neither did they receive a formal notification of the accusations against them or what their sentence would be. All this was denied them the entire time of their detention.

*They were told that the US Embassy had been notified and that the American Ambassador would be waiting for them at the airport. This was false. This reveals to us the desire to quickly deport them from the country.

* Just imagine if she had began to miscarry in flight, in an unpressurized cabin, without medical assistance at hand. It would have been their worse nightmare!

THIS CAN HAPPEN TO ANY FOREIGN FAMILY RESIDING IN THE COUNTRY.

IF THEY HAD NO RIGHTS, SOMEONE CAN DECIDE THAT THERE WILL NO BE RIGHTS FOR VENEZUELANS EITHER!

10 comments:

Farmer John said...

You can bet that after December 2, this kind of treatment will no longer be the exception, but the rule.

Jungle Mom said...

farmer, I am afraid you are correct!

Liz said...

:-(
ne da muchísima lástima con los niños Rita, les va a quedar un trauma de todo este asunto.
Y evidentemente, a la guardia 'nazional' ni siquiera hay que mirarla.. es mejor evitar contacto alguno.
Are they in the US already?

Jungle Mom said...

liz,
yes, they arrived last night and are now on the way to her family home.

Dawn said...

I don't know what this post said, of course, but on the previous one - I think we should get every blogger we're in touch with, and all of our families, etc. etc. to do the Citgo boycott. We need to know this!

Pam said...

Ay que lastima! Pobresitos!
What stress they must have felt.

beakerkin said...

I am back from training in GA. I was sworn into office again upon graduation.

Maria de los A. said...

Hola Rita... no sabes el dolor que hay en mi corazon de ver como el pueblo venezolano se ha dejado cegar por un simple "plato de lentejas"... yo oro para que Dios guarde en su mano a los mios... no se sabe que puede pasar con el pais. Dios tenga misericordia...

Jungle Mom said...

maria,
I have been telling people this for two years. No one wanted to believe it then. Maybe they will now. I worry for all you mention. Que Dios les cuida!

The Hermit said...

I can't imagine Venezeula is too good a place for Americans right now. I hope everything goes all right for you folks down there.