Released

Javier Infante

Name: Javier Infante

Arbitrarily detained: January 6, 2016

Place of confinement: Sebin-Pto.Ayacucho

Occupation: Indigenous leader

Javier is one of the leaders of the Uhôthûjâ indigenous community. Since 2015, he began working with the Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD) team in the municipality of Autres, Amazonas state.

On January 6, 2016, officials of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin) captured him, amid a wave of persecution and harassment unleashed against the aborigines of the area due to the election results of December 6, 2015.

He’s charged with instigation to commit a crime and abuse of officials for electoral purposes, both crimes linked with the parliamentary elections won by the opposition. The 1st Prosecutor’s Office of Amazonas ordered his detention and on March 30, 2016, his trial was ordered.

Javier is being held in the dungeons of the Sebin in Puerto Ayacucho, Amazonas state. He’s innocent.

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