According to the prosecutor Tarek William Saab, in addition to the complaints of discrimination against autistic people, the mayor Ernesto Paraqueima has two other investigations against him: the first for violence against women, dated October 31, 2022, for the alleged crimes of psychological violence, bullying and bullying; and the second, started on March 20, 2023, due to threats against merchants from that town. On Thursday night, Paraqueima was transferred to Caracas
express stop The Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin) arrested the mayor of El Tigre (Anzoátegui state), Ernesto Paraqueima, after an order from the First Court of Instance of that town, approved on the morning of this Thursday, May 4, for the alleged crimes of promotion and incitement to hatred.
The information was disseminated by the prosecutor imposed by the extinct constituent assembly, Tarek William Saab, in his Twitter accountminutes after having offered some statements where he reported the requests made by the Public Ministry (MP) to charge Paraqueima.
#NOW… #arrested at the request of @MinpublicoVEN: the former mayor of El Tigre Ernesto Paraqueima, for the commission of the #crimes that encourage#hate to our children@s who present autism spectrum disorder, to our women, older adults and vulnerable sectors of the town pic.twitter.com/Vmx5r7JWHo
—Tarek William Saab (@TarekWiliamSaab) May 4, 2023
On Thursday night, Saab reported on the transfer from Paraqueima to Caracas. «In Venezuela there is a State of law and justice that fights every day in favor of the vulnerable sectors of the people: the subject Ernesto Paraqueima has already been transferred to nCaracas to be prosecuted for the crimes of incitement to hatred against children; women, merchants and the elderly.
In #Venezuela there is a rule of law and #JUSTICE that fights every day in favor of the vulnerable sectors of the people: #HERE ALREADY TRANSFERRED TO #Caracas the subject Ernesto Paraqueima to be #indicted for the #crimes of #incitement to the #hate against child@swomen,… pic.twitter.com/BJ2uEk3q2m
—Tarek William Saab (@TarekWiliamSaab) May 4, 2023
In the early afternoon, at the MP headquarters, prosecutor Saab received a special commission from the 2020 National Assembly, headed by deputy Pedro Infante (PSUV). “There is not a single vulnerable sector of Tigrense society that has not been humiliated, outraged, by this subject,” Saab said.
According to Saab, in addition to the complaints of discrimination against autistic people, the mayor of El Tigre has two other investigations against him: the first for violence against women, dated October 31, 2022, for alleged crimes of psychological violence, bullying and harassment; and the second, started on March 20, 2023, due to threats against merchants from that town.
The prosecutor even assured that “in the past he created a team that applied the death penalty against homeless people and animals. His actions have been terrifying », but he did not report whether these facts are also under criminal investigation.
Tarek William Saab: This guy has disgraced his investiture. Already in the past he created a team that applied the death penalty against homeless people and animals. His actions have been terrifying.
— Venezuelan Public Ministry (@MinpublicoVEN) May 4, 2023
Earlier, the government majority parliament approved an agreement to request the Public Ministry criminal and administrative actions, including the political disqualification of the mayor Ernesto Paraqueima for issuing discriminatory comments against autistic children.
«He is a guy who does not care about life, he does not care about anything. Well, we are going to see how he is going to act now before the justice bodies after saying that he did not care about anything (…) Here there is no impunity, here they act by investigating, conducting the respective expert reports and interviews to reach the sanction, “he said. The prosecutor.
It indicated that the 12th Prosecutor’s Office with civil protection matters and the Fourth Prosecutor’s Office with jurisdiction over common crimes were appointed to investigate these facts. In addition, he asserted that the mayor of El Tigre committed the alleged crime of promoting and inciting hatred, with an aggravating factor of protection for children and adolescents.
#Last minute🔴 Arrest warrant issued for citizen Ernesto Paraqueima, mayor of El Tigre, Anzoátegui state, for the alleged commission of promotion or incitement to hatred. Read here ⬇️⬇️#4May #LaSiembraPetrolera pic.twitter.com/RWSByimblP
— Alfred Nazareth (@luchaalmada) May 4, 2023
While the national Prosecutor’s Office 79 with full jurisdiction was asked to file before the Criminal Cassation Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice so that the case against Paraqueima be filed in Caracas.
During his statements, prosecutor Saab released two audios and a video of the mayor, whom he described as a “criminal” for having discriminated against boys and girls, the elderly and for having made “threats” against merchants. “The straw that broke the camel’s back was, nothing less than reprehensibly insulting the honor of children with Asperger.”
“He was wrong because in Venezuela there is a justice system, a Public Ministry to defend citizens,” Saab reiterated.
For his part, Pedro Infante, first vice president of the AN 2020, said that “people on the autism spectrum are not alone.” According to the deputy, the mayor of El Tigre has violated the Law of Comprehensive Care for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the Loppna, the so-called Law against Hate and even the Law on the Rights of Women for a Life Free of Violence .
“How many things has this mayor violated and the president of the National Assembly has told us ‘laws are made so that they are fulfilled’, laws are made not so that they remain a dead letter,” said Infante.
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