Marlon Díaz, elected president of the Federation of Carabobo University Universities, stressed that he would not obey the Electoral Assembly's decision in the Supreme Court, which did not know him as an authority and ordered that the study house implement "all necessary measures" for Jessica Bello to take ownership.
Students, identified with the ruling party, introduced an amparo for "alleged violations of the right to active and passive suffrage, and the right to participate enshrined in constitutional articles 62, 63 and 70." The TSJ also abandoned the "no and no legal effect" of actions carried out by Luis Eduardo León, which they accuse of depriving the function of the UC Student Election Commission to proclaim Díaz, which received more than 5,000 votes.
"This decision is another attempt by the government to divert students' wishes. There is no legal support and we will not allow that to be ignored," Díaz said.
He recalled that after the elections held on November 14, the students went to vote even though the violence generated by the group allegedly linked to the ruling party was proclaimed by the Student Election Commission "legally elected in 2017."
"We have minutes that represent the will of students and they have sentences that will not be worth more than university autonomy. The court will not decide what the future of students is," he said before breaking documents issued by the TSJ on Tuesday night, reporting The Carabobeño. He assured that this action was an attack on student units and institutions. "The government wants to attack UC; he has declared himself an enemy of the university. The students rest and are firm because through a sentence they will not limit the right of students to elect their representatives".
UC Chancellor, Jessy Divo de Romero, informed The Carabobeño a lawyer from Legal Consultancy from the agency traveled to Caracas to find out about amparo's provisions. "The university has its own mechanism to solve their problems and that through the University Council, and the government and co-government that decisions are made," he said.
He said that the University Council would not allow "external agent interference in making decisions and seizing power and legal force."
Rejection Amalio Belmonte, Venezuela's Central University secretary, condemned that the Minister of Higher Education, Hugbel Roa, was given the right to speak with Jessica Bello at the University National Council held yesterday at Unefa. "We refuse to be given the right to speak to legitimize actions that violate UC's democratic character and popular will of the student community."
Belmonte considers that this action violates university autonomy and the Constitution, and that is about legitimizing young women who are "defeated by 80% of the vote to force him as president without enough votes".
"We do not know Bello as the FCU-UC president because the expressions of the students are different and also because the election is mediated by government violence and the intervention of Governor Rafael Lacava," he said.
Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz said in her Twitter account that the sentence "confirms that tyranny made hostages to impose their misdeeds and continue to overrun Venezuela." He urged "not to comply with these criminal decisions that violate their rights."
Autonomy of the Vulnera university
Abierta, Epikeia, Center for Peace and Human Rights of the Central University of Venezuela, the Human Rights Commission of the Zulia University Faculty of Law and Politics and the Andes Human Rights Observatory rejected the Supreme Court ruling which ordered Carabobo University to "guarantee the inauguration" of prospective pro – Jessica Bello's government.
"The Election Room decision proves that State policy aims to violate university autonomy and academic freedom, from 2010 to 2018 50 decisions from Justice have been documented, where these rights are violated," they said in a statement. .
They demanded that the State respect university autonomy and the election results recognized by the University Board of Carabobo University.