Name: Henry Medina Gutiérrez
Arbitrarily detained: March 2, 2018
Place of confinement: Santa Ana Prison
Occupation: Lieutenant Colonel of the Army
Henry Medina spent seven days in jail before being presented to a military court in the metropolitan area of Caracas. The army lieutenant colonel is accused, along with eight other soldiers, of attacking the Venezuelan regime in a group called the Transition Movement to the Dignity of the People.
Six lieutenant colonels, a first lieutenant and two sergeants of the same class were charged with crimes against military decorum, treason against the homeland and instigation of rebellion. He was arbitrarily detained by officials of the General Directorate Against Military Intelligence (Dgcim). Before his preliminary hearing, he was held at the headquarters of that organization in Boleíta, unable to see his family.
Before his unfair imprisonment, Henry Medina was commander of the 802nd Logistics Support Battalion GB Juan Antonio Paredes, located in Táchira state. The military court that takes his case locked him in the jails of the Center for Military Proceedings of Santa Ana.