The Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights and Attention to Victims, Humberto Prado, together with deputies of the National Assembly (AN) and representatives of the National College of Journalists (CNP) rejected the violation of human rights committed against the activist of the political party Voluntad Popular (VP), Roland Carreño.
Prado stressed that Maduro’s regime continues to exercise a State policy of arbitrary detentions, forced disappearances and no access of detainees to lawyers.
“In Venezuela the police organs commanded by the dictatorship disappear, torture and kill. A recurring practice since 2012.” he emphasized.
Likewise, the presidential commissioner stressed that Roland Carreño was missing for more than 24 hours and his defense attorney to date has not been able to see his file.
“We have not been able to know his state of health, despite suffering from certain diseases. Roland Carreño must be immediately released.” he added.
Meanwhile, the deputy to the National Assembly (AN), Tamara Adrián, denounced that Maduro’s regime creates false news against Carreño to discredit him.
“The fact that Jorge Rodríguez appears in the state media with private photographs, alluding to a prostitution ring. They do the same old thing: lie. They create false news to attack people.” said the parliamentarian.
In this sense, Deputy Adrián demanded the journalist’s full freedom.
“He has not committed any crime. He is a man who has always fought for freedom. No weapons. Peacefully.” she said.
For his part, the president of the National College of Journalists, Tinedo Guía, assured that Carreño has the fundamental right to express himself and have a political position.
In this sense, Guía stated that from 2002 to date 16 journalists have been murdered and there have been more than 300 attacks against the press this year alone.
“Venezuelans must defend the desire and the right to express ourselves. However, there is a policy of persecution against the media. The case of Roland Carreño shakes the fiber of the Venezuelan journalist.” he remarked.
Finally, he stressed that the National College of Journalists will protect and defend those who try to keep the country informed with the reality of the events.
“Our duty is to protect and defend journalists and info-citizens. We must be prepared to report the attacks,” he concluded.