Ex Pdvsa workers to resort to the IACHR court and others
Non-governmental organization Gente del Petróleo rejected fines and denied having caused damages to the facilities of Venezuelan state-run oil company Pdvsa
Representing 18 of the Pdvsa ex-workers, lawyer Alfredo Romero told EFE that they would wait until Friday, when "such fines will be officially announced after a two-month irregular administrative process. Then, we will file an appeal" with the relevant contentious administrative courts.
The case will also be brought to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR Court), "Torture will continue for them and their relatives, particularly now when they may face a criminal trial," including fines, which are nothing but "non-sense confiscations."
Non-governmental organization Gente del Petróleo has publicly rejected the fines. They claim that the oil facilities were in perfect conditions (when the strike ended). This allowed the new directors to resume operations in no time. All the accidents regarded as sabotage took place when the new managers took control. They lacked expertise."
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.