Urgent Action Update: NGO Prisoners of Conscience Conditionally Released (Venezuela: UA 3.21)February 11, 2021
On 10 February, prisoners of conscience and staff members from Azul Positivo, a medical and humanitarian NGO in Zulia (Western Venezuela) were conditionally released from detention. Johan León Reyes, Yordy Bermúdez, Layners Gutiérrez Díaz, Alejandro Gómez Di Maggio and Luis Ferrabuz remain charged with financial crimes and ‘association to commit crimes’ and must report themselves to court every 30 days. Amnesty International considers their prosecution to be solely based on the humanitarian work carried out by the NGO they work for Azul Positivo. They are prisoners of conscience and their freedom must be unconditional.