10/10/2018

Urgent Action: Councilman Dies in Custody of Intelligence Service (Venezuela: UA 181.18)


Fernando Albán, councilman for Primero Justicia, an opposition party in Venezuela, died while in custody of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) on Monday 8 October. His body fell from the tenth floor of the headquarters of the SEBIN in Caracas, although the circumstances around his death are unclear.

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Fernando Albán, councilman for Primero Justicia, an opposition party in Venezuela, died while in custody of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) on Monday 8 October. His body fell from the tenth floor of the headquarters of the SEBIN in Caracas, although the circumstances around his death are unclear.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Demanding a prompt, thorough and independent investigation into the facts and cause of the death of Fernando Albán, including the possibility of torture;
  • Demanding that the investigation complies with human rights law and standards, including full access to information for Alban’s family.
  • Demanding them to protect the right to life and personal integrity of anybody held in state custody and the right to a fair trial.

Contact these two officials by 20 November 2018:

Attorney General
Mr Tarek William Saab
Fiscalía General de la República

Avenida México, Manduca a Pelelojo
La Candelaria
Caracas, Venezuela              
Twitter: @TarekWiliamSaab
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Attorney General

Charge d’Affaires a.i. Carlos J. Ron
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
1099 30th St. NW, Washington DC 20007

Phone: 202 342 2214 I Fax: 202 342 6820  
Email:  [email protected]
Twitter: @VenezuelaInUS
Facebook: @VenezuelaInUS
Instagram: @venezuelainus
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

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