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Saab Oral Argument Focuses On Legitimacy Of Maduro Government

On December 20, in the U.S. District Court of Southern Florida, Judge Robert N. Scola heard oral arguments on Alex Saab’s motion to dismiss the case against him. The factual issue for the Court to decide was “whether Mr. Saab was a special envoy from Venezuela to Iran traveling on a mission when he was detained in Cape Verde and extradited to the U.S. and, therefore, entitled to diplomatic immunity.”  Dan was present for the hearing and will discuss, in detail, the hearing results.  WTF has been following The Case of Alex Saab since his detainment on Cape Verde 12 June 2020. Today is our third update.

Guest: Author, labor attorney and human rights activist Dan Kovalik of Council on Hemispheric Affairs.



Additional links:

Judge Scola Decision Denying Alex Saab’s Right to Diplomatic Immunity

Statement by the Venezuela Government on the US Ruling Against Alex Saab

Saab Oral Argument Focuses on Legitimacy of Maduro Government, Daniel Kovalik

Saab Hearing Proves He Deserves Diplomatic Immunity, Exposes Prosecution’s Duplicity, Daniel Kovalik

Alex Saab:  A Kidnapped Diplomat.  Film Screening followed by Q & A (WTF Episode 2)

Alex Saab, Sanctions and the Extra-Judicial Reach of the U.S (WTF Episode 1)WTF is Going on in Latin America & the Caribbean is a Popular Resistance broadcast in partnership with Black Alliance for Peace Haiti/Americas Team, CODEPINK, Common Frontiers, Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Friends of Latin America, InterReligious Task Force on Central America, Massachusetts Peace Action and Task Force on the Americas.

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