May 23, 2017

Urgent Action: Defenders’ Home Invaded, Safety At Risk (Venezuela: UA 114.17)


Unidentified persons broke into the residence of Venezuelan human rights defenders Yonaide Sánchez and Nelson Freitez. There is concern that this incident is an attempt to stop the legitimate activism they both carry out for human rights.

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Unidentified persons broke into the residence of Venezuelan human rights defenders Yonaide Sánchez and Nelson Freitez. There is concern that this incident is an attempt to stop the legitimate activism they both carry out for human rights.

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

  • Urging the Venezuelan authorities to take all necessary measures, in consultation with Yonaide Sánchez and Nelson Freitez, to guarantee their physical and psychological integrity and that of their family members;
  • Calling for an immediate, thorough and impartial investigation into the attacks on Yonaide Sánchez and Nelson Freitez’s home, make the results public and bring those responsible to justice;
  • Insisting that they ensure that all human rights defenders in Venezuela can freely carry out their legitimate activities in defence of human rights without restrictions.

    Contact these two officials by 3 July, 2017:

    Senior State Prosecutor of Lara State
    William Guerrero
    Antigua sede HELMBANC
    Calle 3 con avenida Lara
    Sector Nueva Segovia, piso 1, Barquisimeto, Venezuela
    Email: [email protected] | [email protected]
    Salutation: Dear State Prosecutor/ Sr. Fiscal

    Minister Counselor of Political Affairs Carlos J. Ron, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
    1099 30th St. NW, Washington DC 20007
    Fax: 1 202 342 6820
    Phone: 1 202 342 2214
    Email: [email protected]
    Salutation: Dear Minister

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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