February 21, 2014

Free Yevgeniy Vitishko!

The prominent environmental activist has been sent to a penal colony to serve out a three year sentence for allegedly damaging a fence during a protest.

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September 13, 2013

Luis Rafael Escobar Ugas, a Venezuelan human rights activist, has been in detention since March for participating in a protest. He has been tortured and threatened and has not received necessary me...

August 14, 2013

Venezuelan human rights defender Víctor Martínez is in danger, as the two men on trial for the murder of his son are free: one has escaped and the other was given parole.

June 21, 2013

Relatives of prisoners have not been allowed to visit their loved ones for over a week. They are concerned for the safety of the inmates after reports of violence and killings.

May 20, 2013

On the night of 16 May, 17-year-old Roni Barrios was murdered in Aragua state, Venezuela. He is the tenth member of the Barrios family to be murdered since 1998.