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Urgent Action: Prisoner of conscience's release blocked in Venezuela

Two have been arbitrarily detained in custody of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service.

UA 81/18 issued 27/04/2018

Urgent Action: Indigenous Yukpa people in Colombia face eviction to Venezuela

Yukpa indigenous people that crossed to Colombia are facing eviction and threat of being sent back to Venezuela.

UA 59/18 issued 16/03/2018

Urgent Action update: Incommunicado Venezuelan detainee at risk

Gilber Caro, whose fate and whereabouts were unknown since 2 March, was brought to a trial hearing on 13 March.

1st update on UA 50/18 issued 16/03/2018

Urgent Action: Detainee missing in Venezuela

The fate and whereabouts of Gilber Caro, imprisoned in Venezuela for political reasons, have been unknown since 2 March.

UA 50/18 issued 05/03/2018

Urgent Action good news: Prisoner of conscience in Venezuela gets medical care

Prisoner of conscience Villca Fernández finally received medical care after having been denied.

1st update on UA 274/17 issued 22/02/2018

Urgent Action: Venezuela to run out of antiretrovirals in 2018

The government has reportedly not yet signed an urgently needed order for the purchase of vital antiretroviral medication

UA 280/17 issued 20/12/2017

Urgent Action: Prisoner of conscience needs medical care in Venezuela

Prisoner of conscience Villca Fernández is being denied access to specialized medical treatment. His health deteriorates.

UA 274/17 issued on 13/12/2017

Venezuela: security forces carried out violent home raids in 'twisted' crackdown - new report

The Venezuelan authorities are involved in a campaign of intimidation against its people, Amnesty International said in a new report published today, which details security forces smashing their way into homes, threatening rape and firing gas canisters. Amnesty’s report, Nights of terror: Attacks and illegal raids on homes in Venezuela , details the extensive clampdown on any form of civilian protest, with Venezuelan security forces and government-sponsored civilian armed groups accused of terrifying raids, looting and thousands of arbitrary detentions. Local human rights organisations reporte

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The Venezuelan authorities are involved in an illegal campaign of intimidation against their people, as they carry out a terrifying clampdown on any form of civilian protest. 

The South American country is currently gripped by a severe political crisis, with the population deeply divided between supporters of the government headed by President Nicolás Maduro, and his opponents. 

In a new report out today, we can reveal how security forces are cracking down on civilian dissent by smashing their way into people’s homes, threatening rape, looting and firing gas canisters. 

Sep 25 2017 4:00PM
Trump’s new travel ban cannot stand in any form
And so the catastrophe continues: Donald Trump’s senseless travel ban has been extended to include restrictions on travellers from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. For Yemen, the bitter irony of this...
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