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A supporter of the main opposition candidate in the recent Venezuelan presidential elections, was detained for involvement in protests.
Writer Jean Laokolé, a humanitarian worker, was arrested on 22 March by the security services in the Chadian capital, N’Djamena. His whereabouts are unknown.
Four members of the NIDA youth movement were arrested for being involved in organizing a peaceful protest, which was violently dispersed by the authorities
Independent journalist and prisoner of conscience Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias is on hunger strike to protest against his detention in Cuba.