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President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Palacio de Miraflores
Av. Nte. 10, Caracas 1012, Distrito Capital,
Tel: +58 212-8063111
Dear President Maduro,
I am very concerned about Darvinson Rojas’ arbitrary detention and prosecution.
Darvinson Rojas was detained on 21 March after having reported on the spread of COVID-19 in Venezuela. After 12 days being held by the FAES, he was conditionally released on bail on 2 April, unfairly charged with ‘advocacy of hatred’ and ‘instigation to commit crimes’.
In times of a global public health crisis, people’s right to freedom of the press is more vital than ever. Journalists, particularly those reporting on the crisis, should be protected, not criminalized.
I demand all charges against Darvinson be dropped immediately and unconditionally, and that all Venezuelan authorities respect and promote the right to freedom of the press and the safety of press workers.