The Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights and Attention to Victims, Humberto Prado, expressed solidarity with the Venezuelan journalists and activists who were arbitrarily detained for more than 24 hours by the regime’s National Guard in Apure State.
“The arrest represents a violation of the exercise of journalistic reporting of events happening in the country,” he said through his Twitter account.
Prado reported that he documented the event in order to send it to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, the International Fact Finding Mission on Venezuela, the IACHR and the different mechanisms of the UN and the Inter-American Human Rights System .
“I sent additional information for the ratification of Precautionary Measures of Protection before the IACHR,” he concluded.
This Thursday, Nicolás Maduro’s regime detained NTN24 journalists, Luis González Pérez and Rafael Hernández, as well as Fundaredes activists Juan Carlos Salazar and Diógenes Tirado for more than 24 hours, after they documented the violent events carried out by the FARC guerrillas in Apure State.
El Comisionado @HUMBERTOPRADOS envía su solidaridad a los periodistas Luis González Pérez y Rafael Hernández y los activistas de @FundaREDES_ Juan Carlos Salazar y Diógenes Tirado, luego de haber sido detenidos por más de 24 horas por funcionarios de la Guardia Nacional en Apure. pic.twitter.com/X3xgKTrgmX
— ComisionadoDDHH (@ComisionadoDDHH) April 2, 2021