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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.
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.
A supporter of the main opposition candidate in the recent Venezuelan presidential elections, was detained for involvement in protests.