Urgent Action: VENEZUELAN PHOTOGRAPHER ARBITRARILY DETAINED (Venezuela: UA 45.22)May 20, 2022
Carlos Debiais, a Venezuelan photographer, was detained on November 12, 2021 and has been arbitrarily held in Caracas since April 12, 2022, when a release warrant was issued in his name. Carlos Debiais was filming in Falcón state when he was questioned by security personnel of the state-owned oil company PDVSA and later detained by officers of the Directorate General of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM). His fate and whereabouts were unknown on several occasions during his detention. Prison authorities reportedly claim the release warrant cannot be executed on orders of the Minister for Penitentiary Affairs. We call for his release.