December 13, 2017

Urgent Action: Prisoner Of Conscience Needs Medical Care (Venezuela: UA 274.17)


Prisoner of conscience Villca Fernández has been scheduled to be transferred to hospital to receive specialized medical treatment since June 2017. Doctors requested his transfer to hospital and the Attorney General’s Office issued an order to this effect which has not yet been executed. His transfer was postponed for the fifth time in November while his health continues to deteriorate.

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Prisoner of conscience Villca Fernández has been scheduled to be transferred to hospital to receive specialized medical treatment since June 2017. Doctors requested his transfer to hospital and the Attorney General’s Office issued an order to this effect which has not yet been executed. His transfer was postponed for the fifth time in November while his health continues to deteriorate.

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

  • Urging the Venezuelan authorities to release Villca Fernández immediately and unconditionally, as he is a prisoner of conscience who has not used or advocated violence and is being arbitrarily detained in SEBIN custody;
  • Calling for Villca Fernández to be transferred to a health centre of his choice in order to receive the treatment prescribed by doctors who evaluated him and as advised by the SEBIN medical staff;
  • Demanding that Villca Fernández be protected from any kind of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment while in detention.

Contact these two officials by 24 January, 2018:

Director of the National Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN)
Gustavo González López
Torre Corporativa Metro de Caracas
Avenida Casanova, Plaza Venezuela
Caracas 1050, Venezuela
Twitter: @SEBIN_OFICIAL
Salutation: Dear Director/ Estimado Señor Director

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] OR [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 271.17
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.

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