The Venezuelan dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro has three months to respond before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity. This was informed this Wednesday by the agency in a report sent to the socialist government.
The Office of the Prosecutor informed, through a statement, that the extension, which ends on April 16, is justified by Article 18 of the Rome Statute, which allows the states to which an investigation is being carried out to oppose it.
Investigation of the Maduro regime
In November 2021, Karim Khan, prosecutor of the court, visited Venezuela. On the 3rd of the same month, he reported his decision to open a formal investigation into crimes against humanity committed against opponents of the regime during protests in the country since at least April 2017. On December 16, the complainant states and the Maduro regime were formally notified about the initiation of the investigation.