Signatures and seals endorsing appointment of judges are authentic


Caracas, 14 Jul. AVN.- The handwriting-graphological tests carried out on the letters of convocations and the minutes drawn up at the meeting of the Republican Moral Council for the pre-selection of the Supreme Court Justices (TSJ, Spanish acronym), made on December 16, 2015, which were read and signed at a meeting held on January 21, 2016, confirmed their authenticity.

"It is an important step to clarify the truth," said Council President Tarek William Saab on Thursday in statements to state media.

He said this demonstrates the participation, as stipulated by the laws, of the Ombudsman, the Attorney General and the Comptroller General, after signing the minutes of the meeting held on January 21, 2016, which stipulates, among other things, the unanimous approval of the result of the meeting.

Saab mentioned that the experts' reports on the signatories and minutes are very important right now given that Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz "told the TSJ in writing that the Prosecutor's Office had not received any call to attend the meeting that, in effect, preselected the judges of the Supreme Court and that was actually held on December 16, 2015."

"That's why it is so important the graphological tests to both the signatures of the minutes of the meeting on December 16, 2015, as well as the received seals from both the Prosecutor's office and the Comptroller's office for the convening of that meeting. I believe this is an important step to clarify the truth. The important thing is to get to the bottom of the truth before that slander and infamy that exists against the Republican Moral Council," he said.

Evidence of the prosecutor's endorsement of designation of magistrates was presented by Saab on July 4 during the hearing for a merit trial against Attorney General, for allegedly committing serious faults in the exercise of her role, and violating the respectability of the Republican Moral Council. The hearing also requested to carry out the proper tests to verify their authenticity, and that were actually carried out by the Crime Investigation Police Body CICPC.

"The truth is coming out, not by mere deduction but by scientific evidence," added the ombudsman, who also reiterated the need to carry out a polygraph test.

14/07/2017 - 12:38 pm