Newsletter N°133, Political Prisoners in Venezuela

Arbitrary Detentions in Venezuela: Failure to Release Detainees Granted Bail FORO PENAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH I hrw.com August 25, 2017 More than 5,300 people have been detained in the context of massive anti-government demonstrations in Venezuela since early April,...

Newsletter N°132, Political Prisoners in Venezuela

Meet 2 Political Prisoners From Socialist Venezuela KELSEY HARKNESS I dailysignal.com August 14, 2017 In recent months, Venezuela has spiraled into a full-blown humanitarian and political crisis. Politicians with criminal backgrounds run the country, employing...

Newsletter N°131, Political Prisoners in Venezuela

UN finds excessive use of force against demonstrators in Venezuela eluniversal.com August 9, 2017 The United Nations denounced on Tuesday “widespread and systematic use of excessive force and arbitrary detentions against demonstrators in Venezuela,” in addition to at...

Newsletter N°120, Political Prisoners in Venezuela

IACHR Deeply Concerned about the Worsening Violence in Venezuela and the Use of Military Courts to Prosecute Civilians PRESS RELEASE I oas.org May 26, 2017 The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its deep concern regarding the prosecution and...

Newsletter N°119, Political Prisoners in Venezuela

Venezuela: 50th day of protests brings central Caracas to a standstill AGENCIES I theguardian.com May 20, 2017 Masses of protesters with white shirts, homemade gas masks and flags draped around their shoulders shut down a main road in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas,...

Newsletter N°118, Political Prisoners in Venezuela

Message from OAS Secretary General on Venezuela PRESS RELEASE I oas.org May 16, 2017 The instruments of the Inter-American system oblige us to cooperate, but never to negotiate democracy, especially when we risk new tragedies with every day that passes, a family...

Newsletter N°117, Political Prisoners in Venezuela

Venezuela’s Jailed Lopez Is Well, Urges More Protests: Wife REUTERS I nytimes.com May 7, 2017 Jailed opposition Venezuelan politician Leopoldo Lopez is well and is urging street demonstrators to keep up massive anti-government protests, his wife said on Sunday...

Newsletter N°116, Political Prisoners in Venezuela

Leopoldo López wife demands evidence of his safety MEDIA RELEASE I freeleopoldo.com May 4, 2017 Lilian Tintori, wife of political prisoner Leopoldo López, held vigil throughout the night outside the gates of Ramo Verde Military prison, demanding access to her husband...

Newsletter N°115, Political Prisoners in Venezuela

IACHR Deeply Concerned about the Worsening Violence in Venezuela and the Use of Military Courts to Prosecute Civilians PRESS RELEASE I oas.org May 26, 2017 The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its deep concern regarding the prosecution and...

Political Prisoners in Venezuela, Newsletter Nº 37

Venezuela refuses again visit of IACHR eluniversal.com October 19, 2015 The Venezuelan government refused on Monday again a new offer from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to visit Venezuela and accused it of partiality in a public hearing opening...

Political Prisoners in Venezuela, Newsletter Nº 36

Venezuela opposition leader jailed for his ‘art of words’ while leader of protest movement RAQUEL LEON I independent.co.uk October 8, 2015 Living in a two metre square cell at the Ramo Verde military prison outside Caracas, Venezuela’s jailed opposition...

Political Prisoners in Venezuela, Newsletter Nº 34

Even in Jail, I Will Fight for a Free Venezuela LEOPOLDO LOPEZ I nytimes.com September 25, 2015 On Feb. 12, 2014, the repressive and inept elite that governs Venezuela ordered my arrest on charges of conspiracy, arson, inciting violence, damage to public property and...

Political Prisoners in Venezuela, Newsletter Nº 33

UN Working Group on arbitrary detention demands immediate release of Leopoldo López ohchr.org September 18, 2015 The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations Human Rights Council urged the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to proceed...

Political Prisoners in Venezuela, Newsletter Nº 32

Free Venezuela’s Leopoldo López BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD I Nytimes.com September 13, 2015 Upon hearing he had been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison on Thursday night, the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López extended his arms to a bailiff to be...

Political Prisoners in Venezuela, Newsletter Nº 31

Kafka in Caracas JEFFREY TAYLER I ForeignPolicy.com September 3, 2015 On Aug. 25 in Caracas, Judge Susana Barreiros announced the sudden and unexpected conclusion of judicial proceedings against Leopoldo López, the charismatic 44-year-old leader of the opposition...

Political Prisoners in Venezuela, Newsletter Nº 30

Trial Ends Abruptly, Before Key Evidence and Witnesses are Considered FreeLeopoldo.com August 28, 2015 Judge Susana Barreiros ended the trial against Leopoldo López on August 25 – even though much of the evidence and witnesses submitted by both the prosecution and the...

Political Prisoners in Venezuela, Newsletter Nº 29

Felipe González: In Venezuela there is vote, but no legitimacy of exercise ElUniversal.com August 21, 2015 Former President of Spain Felipe González asserted Venezuela faces an institutional crisis. The State, he reckoned, only works to issue statements holding the...

Political Prisoners in Venezuela, Newsletter Nº 28

OAS Secretary General welcomes release of Venezuelan opponents ElUniversal.com August 13, 2015 The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, welcomed on Thursday the release of former Minister of Defense Raúl Baduel and the home...

Political Prisoners in Venezuela, Newsletter Nº 27

Jailed Venezuela Opposition Ex-Mayor Granted House Arrest Nytimes.com August 11, 2015 Daniel Ceballos, a jailed former mayor of Venezuela’s western city of San Cristobal, has been granted house arrest due to health issues, the public prosecutor’s office...

Political Prisoners in Venezuela, Newsletter Nº 26

Now Is the Time to Save Venezuela’s Elections By JOSE CARDENAS I Foreignpolicy.com August 4, 2015 It is difficult to appreciate the level of socio-economic destruction that has befallen Venezuela through 18 years of chavismo, the socialist movement founded by the late...

Political Prisoners in Venezuela, Newsletter Nº 25

UN gives Venezuela one year to “correct” the issue of temporary judges El Universal.com July 24, 2015 One year. Such is the term given to the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) and the Attorney General Office to take the necessary steps to...

Political Prisoners in Venezuela, Newsletter Nº 24

Foreign senators to visit Caracas to learn about “humanitarian crisis” ElUniversal.com July 21, 2015 Spanish senators Iñaki Anasagasti (PNV), José Miguel Camacho (PSOE), Andrés Gil García (CiU), and Uruguayan Senator Pablo Mieres (Partido Independiente)...

Political Prisoners in Venezuela, Newsletter Nº 23

Venezuela Bars Opposition Leader From Holding Office NyTimes.com July 14, 2015 One of Venezuela’s most prominent opposition leaders announced Tuesday that she had been barred from holding public office as a critical election looms. Former lawmaker Maria Corina...

Political Prisoners in Venezuela, Newsletter Nº 22

No More Hiding From Venezuela’s Abuses DESMOND TUTU I wsj.com July 2, 2015 The Venezuelan government announced last week that it will hold parliamentary elections on Dec. 6. This news wouldn’t have attracted much attention if it weren’t the result of a 30-day hunger...

Political Prisoners in Venezuela, Newsletter Nº 21

NGOs denounce political and civil rights violations in Venezuela El Universal June 29, 2015 Thirty Venezuelan and international human rights organizations said that Venezuela failed to observe the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; therefore, they...


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