Name: Chamel Akl
Arbitrarily detained: April 4, 2014
Place of confinement: House arrest
Chamel is a Venezuelan-Canadian, creator of a company personal protection, search and rescue and also had his free time in animal protectionist work. He was arrested along with his brother Richard on April 4, 2014, participating in a demonstration.
Although 45 days later Richard was released, Chamel Akl Khoury was charged with terrorism, conspiracy, trafficking, manufacture and distribution of weapons. He remained detained for 3 months in the headquarters of the PNB of Catia, 5 months in the prison of Uribana in Barquisimeto, 11 months in El Rodeo II and 20 days in El Rodeo III until finally, in October 2015, a precautionary measure was granted house arrest for health reasons.
Chamel, like all political prisoners, is innocent. #LiberenAChamel # LiberenATODOSPososPolíticos