REPORT: Alex Saab Illegal Detention Setting Bad Precedent In Humanitarian Mission

City Mirror News | May 24, 2021

On June 12, 2020, Venezuelan Special envoy and Ambassador to African union, Alex Saab, was on a humanitarian mission, flying from Caracas to Iran to procure food and gasoline for the Venezuelan CLAP food assistance program when he was arrested during a stopover in Cape Verde.

Saab was detained based on the request of the Donald Trump-led United State government over allegations of money laundering. Analysts have argued that the continued detention and the planned extradition of the diplomat to face charges in America is politically motivated.Read More »