Braulio Jatar is a Chilean-Venezuelan lawyer, journalist, and director of Reporte Confidencia, an independent online news website. He was detained on September 3, 2016, by the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (Sebin) while driving to host a radio show. After being held for two days without formal charges, authorities claimed they found $25,000 in his car and charged him with “money laundering.”
On September 2, Reporte Confidencia published images of his arrest the next day was in retaliation against his website’s coverage of these anti-Maduro protests. Braulio has also provided legal advice to jailed opposition leaders, including Antonio Ledezma. Braulio is held in a high security prison and faces up to 15 years in prison. Lend your voice and share a solidarity tweet to help #SetThemFree!