The ex-attorney general of Venezuela, Luisa Ortega, an opponent of the toughest of socialist president Nicolas Maduro, took refuge Friday in Colombia, a few hours after the confiscation of the powers of the Parliament by the constituent Assembly, which had been removed in early August.
The president of the constituent assembly, Delcy Rodriguez, said, "We are not going to allow more distortions, more deviations aimed at attacking Venezuela's state of law".
On Thursday, Attorney General Tarek William Saab, recently appointed by the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), made Ortega responsible for the regrettable events that took place during the protests staged over the past few months, as a result of which more than 100 people were killed, almost 1,500 were injured and damage was estimated at several million dollars.
More than 120 people have been killed during often violent unrest against Maduro's government over a crippling economic crisis and what opponents call his increasingly authoritarian rule. One socialist party leader said for lawmakers to continue meeting in the neoclassical building that has been the parliament's home for decades they would need to seek permission from the constitutional assembly.
Ortega first spoke out against Maduro in late March following a Supreme Court decision to nullify the opposition-controlled congress.
With chief prosecutor Ortega, who had accused Maduro of human rights abuses, out of the way, the assembly on Tuesday ordered that cases of protesters detained this year be held in civilian rather than military courts.
The moves by the Constituent Assembly come amid an escalating crackdown on dissent after four months of anti-government street protests have left more than 100 dead.
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On the night of the constitutional assembly's election, Maduro encouraged delegates to quickly declare her office in a state of emergency and remove her from office.
Her replacement, ex-human rights ombudsman Tarek Saab, this week outlined corruption accusations against Ortega and her husband.
The government accuses opposition leaders behind months of anti-government protests of conspiring with the United States to violently oust Maduro. They had emerged as two of the most vocal and influential government critics.
The ex-attorney-general "has arrived on board a private flight to the airport of Bogotá and has fulfilled the formalities of migration corresponding to the colombian authorities (...) in the afternoon (...) from Aruba", according to the press release. She said she would ask the country's CNE elections authority for information about candidates running in October.
Since the creation of Constituent Assembly last month, three opposition mayors have gone into hiding and two have fled the country, adding to a growing list of dissidents seeking to escape a broadening crackdown.
The arrest warrant for Ferrer was connected to government charges that had used his wife's former post to extort $6 million from business executives. Washington has said it will consider sanctions against anyone who participates in the constituent assembly.
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