Yeimi Varela

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VENEZUELA / Detained May 1, 2014

UPDATE: Yeimi Varela was released on December 2016 together with other political prisoners in Venezuela.

Yeimi Varela was the security person in the office of the Venezuelan human rights organizations A Worlds Without Censorship and Human and Free. After taking part in anti-government protests in 2014, the office in Caracas was raided by the SEBIN (Bolivarian Intelligence Service), and he was arbitrarily detained and accused of conspiracy and possession of explosives.  He was accused, and is awaiting to go to the trial and then be sentenced.

 

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