British communists denounce assassination of Jesus Santrich

Comrade Carolus Wimmer
International Secretary
Communist Party of Venezuela

24 May 2021

Dear Comrade Carolus

Communist Party of Britain condemns the assassination of Comandante Jesus Santrich and the invasion of Venezuelan territory by Colombian commandos

The Communist Party of Britain sends its solidarity and support to the Communist Party of Venezuela for its exposure and condemnation of the assassination on Venezuelan territory of Comandante Jesus Santrich, a historic leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP). The assassination took place earlier this month. It represented a flagrant violation of Venezuelan territory by Colombian and US-backed commando forces.

The assassination represents a further example, of concern to all progressive forces, of imperialism’s strategy of hybrid warfare, using commando and mercenary forces covertly as proxies inside the territories of sovereign nation-states, thereby lending “plausible deniability” for crimes of aggression breaching international law.

The Communist Party of Britain shares its solidarity with the Venezuelan Communist Party and expresses its condolences with the comrades, family and friends of Jesus Santrich.

In Solidarity

Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths