The physical integrity and lives of 14 police officers arbitrarily detained for politically motivated reasons are at risk in Venezuela, since they began a hunger strike 23 days ago to demand that authorities execute their pending release warrant.The physical integrity and lives of 14 police officers arbitrarily detained for politically motivated reasons are at risk in Venezuela, since they began a hunger strike 23 days ago to demand that authorities execute their pending release warrant. 1) TAKE ACTION Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Demanding the authorities comply with the court order for the release of the 14 police officers and immediately end their arbitrary detention;
- Calling on them to refrain from using measures to punish hunger strikers or to coerce them to end a hunger strike, which would be a violation of their right to freedom of expression;
- Calling on them to ensure that the absolute prohibition of torture and other forms of ill-treatment is upheld;
- Calling on them to provide the 14 police officers with access to any medical attention they may require while in detention.
Contact these two officials by 29 August, 2017:
Director of the National Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN) Gustavo González L Avenida Casanova Plaza Venezuela Caracas 1050, Venezuela Twitter: @SEBIN_OFICIAL Salutation: Dear Director / Estimado Señor Director
Minister Counselor of Political Affairs Carlos J. Ron Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 1099 30th St. NW, Washington DC 20007 Phone: 1 202 342 2214 Fax: 1 202 342 6820 Email: [email protected] Salutation: Dear Counselor / Estimado Consejero2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 174.17 Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES