"Imperialism did not expect such a forceful response, and without wanting to, without imagining it, it has turned Alex Saab into a symbol of global resistance against imperialism", said Roigar López, digital communicator and member of the Free Alex Saab Movement, during his participation in the programme Pueblo de verdad, broadcast by Radio Miraflores.
Likewise, López also highlighted the recent revelations of the former US Secretary of Defence, Mark Esper, who in his book "is giving us to understand that imperialism knew that Alex Saab was a diplomat and was helping Venezuela, and that is why he is being illegally detained", López said.
He also highlighted the courage shown by Alex Saab and his wife, Camilla Fabri Saab, "who has shown us great strength, she is our leader and gives us strength to continue in the battle," he said.
Solidarity is growing
On the activities of the Free Alex Saab Movement, López commented that a communications battle is also being waged for the release of the Venezuelan diplomat, which is why during the month of May "we were in a day of mural painting in Aragua, Carabobo, Lara, Bolívar, Monagas, Sucre, Nueva Esparta and the Capital District".
Similarly, the activist emphasised that "the global solidarity movement with Alex Saab has grown exponentially. We started a year ago collecting signatures, where more than 20,000 people signed, among them Noam Chomsky and Oliver Stone, but we are also founding the Free Alex Committees in the USA", he said.
Regarding the activities planned for 12 June, the two-year anniversary of the kidnapping of the Venezuelan diplomat, López announced a national deployment of the Free Alex Saab Movement, as well as events in the framework of the Workers' Summit to be held in Tijuana, Mexico from 10 to 12 June.
For her part, Camilla Fabri Saab, wife of the Venezuelan Special Envoy, said that with the kidnapping of Alex Saab, "the US took off its mask of having good intentions with Venezuela to show that they are capable of anything, endangering the stability of democracy".
Fabri Saab stressed that, with the unilateral coercive measures (UCM), "what the US sought was the suffering of every family inside Venezuela, and Alex's detention meant that he was unable to fulfil that humanitarian mission to bring food, medicine and gasoline," he said.
"On 12 June 2020, when Alex was kidnapped, I, as his wife, was afraid of every day he spent in Cape Verde, all the torture he suffered, not knowing anything about him; it was terrible. We are facing a monster that rampages without any scruples and violates all international rights and covenants".
Finally, Fabri Saab expressed his gratitude "to all the people who continue to denounce this barbaric act, to all the people who have been showing solidarity with the defence of Alex Saab, because the US has tried to demonise all the people who support the just causes that are the causes of Venezuela".