Gregory Hinds and Geraldine Chacón have been arbitrarily detained in custody of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) in Caracas, Venezuela, since 31 January and 1 February, respectively. Both were issued a release warrant on 2 April, but the SEBIN refuses to comply with the warrant. They are prisoners of conscience who must be released immediately and unconditionally.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Urging the Venezuelan authorities to release Geraldine Chacón and Gregory Hinds immediately and unconditionally, as they are prisoners of conscience who have not used or advocated violence and are being arbitrarily detained in SEBIN custody with release warrants to their names;
- Demanding that Geraldine Chacón and Gregory Hinds be protected from any kind of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment while in detention, and they allow visits from their lawyers and families.
- Calling for Gregory Hinds to be transferred to a health centre of his choice in order to receive the treatment needed for his hypertension and other health concerns.
Contact these two officials by 8 June, 2018:
Director of the National Bolivarian
Intelligence Service (SEBIN)
Gustavo González López
Torre Corporativa Metro de Caracas
Avenida Casanova, Plaza Venezuela
Caracas 1050, Venezuela
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]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
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