Melanye Álvarez

Name: Melanye Álvarez
Arbitrarily detained: January 24, 2018
Released: June 1, 2018
Place of confinement: El Helicoide
Occupation: Dancer

Melanye Alvarez is a young dancer who was arbitrarily detained since January 24, 2018. Melanye was at home when a commission of the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (Sebin) ambushed her without a warrant.

On January 26, 2018, she was presented before the courts and according to information from the Foro Penal’s lawyers, the judge ordered the headquarters of the Sebin in El Helicoide as a place of confinement.

On June 1, 2018, a measure of the National Constituent Assembly granted Melanye release with some restrictions. Before her release, she was forced to appear before the Truth Commission of the organization chaired by chavismo.

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