Newsletter N°133, Political Prisoners in Venezuela

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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, according to a tally by the Venezuelan Penal Forum, a network of lawyers who provide pro-bono legal defense to detainees nation-wide. As of August 22, approximately 1,000 remained behind bars.

There are more than 640 people who, for political reasons, have been sentenced, being prosecuted, or ordered to remain in pre-trial detention while they await criminal prosecution (called “political prisoners” by the Venezuelan Penal Forum), some who have yet to be brought before a judge, at least 19 who have been granted a judicial order for their release but whom intelligence officers refuse to let go, and more than 100 who have been granted a judicial order to be released on bail but justice officials delay processing the bail for prolonged periods of time. Read more

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A Country Demanding Freedom Against A Regime Imposing Tyranny

JORGE A. JRAISSATI I maclverinstitute.com
August 28, 2017

It has been 169 years since Marx wrote The Communist Manifesto, 100 years since the Bolshevik revolution, 27 years since the Berlin Wall fell, and 25 years since Francis Fukuyama published his famous declaration of The End of History. Yet today in Venezuela, communism is destroying my nation. The communist regime is murdering the opposition, incarcerating anyone who believes in a better future, and spreading misery to the entire country. We are living in the worst economic, social, and political crisis in our 206 years of history as a republic.

On April 1, my people – exhausted by the misery, injustice, and hunger in every corner of our country – took to the streets to fight for their liberty. Tired of seeing their mothers without food in the kitchen, their fathers unemployed and desperate for jobs, and their brothers without the chance of a peaceful childhood, the students went to the streets to demand a change in our country. Read more

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Venezuela’s Injured Activists Struggle to Heal

REUTERS I voanews.com
August 24, 2017

Jesus Ibarra, a 19-year-old engineering student, has been barely able to walk or talk since a tear gas canister crushed part of his skull during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro and he fell unconscious into a river that carries sewage.

Chronic shortages of medicine in Venezuela forced his family to ask for drug donations so Ibarra could undergo five surgeries on his skull and treatment for infections from the Guaire river.

Ibarra, who cannot return to his studies any time soon, needs a sixth operation and therapy. It is unclear if he will fully recover. Read more

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Venezuela Shuts 2 Radio Stations, Holds Military Exercises

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS I nytimes.com
August 26, 2017

Authorities have shut down two radio stations that aired critical coverage of President Nicolas Maduro’s government by refusing to renew their licenses, a broadcast executive announced, as the country staged military exercises in defiance of Washington and new U.S. sanctions.

Enza Carbone, president of the country’s Radio Chamber, said late Friday in a statement that the National Telecommunications Commission did not renew the stations’ permits when they expired and ordered them to cease transmitting.

The National Media Workers’ Union accused the government of taking «arbitrary» action and violating freedom of expression. Read more

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A young Venezuelan made his violin an instrument of resistance. The government hit back

RACHELLE KRYEGIER AND ANTHONY FAIOLA I
www.washingtonpost.com
August 28, 2017

On the streets of this tense capital, protesters challenging government troops often throw rocks, bottles, even molotov cocktails. But Wuilly Arteaga battled riot police with the defiant strains of his violin.

A fixture on the front lines in recent months, playing on despite stinging volleys of tear gas, the 23-year-old became a symbol of the opposition to President Nicolás Maduro’s authoritarian government. Videos of Arteaga concentrating on his music amid scenes of chaos quickly went viral and were shared in Venezuela to boost morale among the protesters.

They also made him a target. Read more

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