New Revelations of Former US Secretary of Defense Confirm Illegality of the Extradition and Arrest of Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab

by Dan Kovalik, published on Global Research, June 10, 2022 In his new memoir, Sacred Oath, former US Defense Secretary, Mark Esper, who served under President Donald Trump at the time of the arrest of Alex Saab in Cape Verde, effectively admits that the White House was quite aware of the fact that Saab was a diplomat at the time[…]

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Imprisoned Venezuelan Diplomat Contests Extraterritorial Judicial Abuse

by Roger D. Harris, published on Dissident Voice,  April 11, 2022 Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab’s case took a dramatic turn as his legal defense team denounced the US government’s flagrant failure to respect long-standing diplomatic immunity conventions. Saab’s lawyer, David Rivkin, called the US government’s arguments before the 11th Circuit Court in Miami “utterly dangerous.” “The implication,” he added is[…]

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“It Can’t be Illegal to Help a People” – The Persecution of Alex Saab

by Leonardo Flores, published on CodePink Blog, February 2022 “It’s not a crime to fulfill a diplomatic mission. It’s not a crime to evade sanctions that are harming an entire country. It can’t be illegal to help a people.” Camilla Fabri Saab made these impassioned remarks when explaining the situation behind the illegal arrest and extradition – the kidnapping, in[…]

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Alex Saab’s Diplomatic Immunity Ruling Freezes his Court Case In Florida

The Orinoco Tribune, December 7, 2021 The trial against the Venezuelan diplomat, Alex Saab, in the Court of the US Southern District of Florida, was suspended due to the ongoing appeal for his diplomatic status. The appeal was filed in April of 2021, reported FuserNews. The current complaint in regards to the recognition of his diplomatic status, which would confer[…]

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Miami Defenders of Twice US Kidnapped Venezuelan Ambassador, Alex Saab, Rally for his Release

by Lauren Smith, published on Orinoco Tribune, October 25, 2021 The U.S. has twice kidnapped Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. His next court appearance is scheduled for Monday, November 1, and supporters are demanding his freedom. Washington’s actions against Saab contradict both international and humanitarian laws. [Black Agenda Report] On Sunday, October 24th, representatives from more than six independent activist groups[…]

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Forbes Reveals Why the US Government Is Trying to Extradite Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab

by Roger Harris, published on Counterpunch, October 6, 2021 I think this is a win-win for the U.S.  Whether they manage to extradite him and pump him for information or not, as long as Cape Verde continues to hold him, his life is increasingly threatened by cancer.  If he dies in custody, the Venezuelan government will permanently lose his services[…]

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Support Alex Saab Defense Team’s Work to Win His Release

Statement by Workers World Party, published on Workers World, October 7, 2021 The U.S. is accusing Alex Saab of a crime related violating the U.S. Unilateral Coercive Economic Measures.  Even if these measures were legal, which they are not, Saab is not a U.S. citizen and not subject to U.S. Law.   What he was actually doing is arranging to purchase[…]

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World Police: Washington Seeks to Imprison Foreign Businesspeople for Violating Illegal US Sanctions

by Stansfiield Smith, published on The Grayzone, April 27, 2021 In violation of international law, the US is seeking to extradite and imprison foreign business people for circumventing its unilateral sanctions. Washington’s targets include Venezuelan national Alex Saab, North Korean Mun Chol Myong, and Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. (Aquí se puede leer este artículo en español.) The United States[…]

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