03/16/2018

Urgent Action Update: Incommunicado Venezuelan Detainee at Risk (Venezuela: UA 50.18)


Gilber Caro, whose fate and whereabouts were unknown since 2 March, was brought to a trial hearing on 13 March, where his lawyers and relatives were able to see him after 11 days of authorities denying them information about him. He had been arbitrarily transferred on 2 March without the knowledge of his lawyers or relatives and had been missing since. During the hearing Gilber Caro expressed fear for his life and safety at his new detention centre.

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Gilber Caro, whose fate and whereabouts were unknown since 2 March, was brought to a trial hearing on 13 March, where his lawyers and relatives were able to see him after 11 days of authorities denying them information about him. He had been arbitrarily transferred on 2 March without the knowledge of his lawyers or relatives and had been missing since. During the hearing Gilber Caro expressed fear for his life and safety at his new detention centre.

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

  • Demanding they immediately grant him free and private access to his family, and lawyers of his choosing;
  • Demanding the authorities ensure Gilber Caro’s physical and mental integrity are protected;
  • Urging them to ensure full respect of Gilber Caro’s rights to due process, fair trial and personal integrity.

Contact these two officials by 27 April 2018: 

Minister of Penitentiary Services
Iris Varela
Avenida Norte 15 entre Avenida Este 0 y Avenida Urdaneta
Caracas, Venezuela
Twitter: @IrisVarelaANC
Twitter: @mspenitenciario
Salutation: Dear Minister/ Estimada Señora Ministra

Charge d’Affaires Carlos J. Ron, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
1099 30th St. NW, Washington DC 20007
Phone:  1 202 342 2214 I Fax: 1 202 342 6820
Email:  [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 50.18
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.

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