Venezuela: Representative’s right to fair trial at risk: Juan Requesens

Index Number: AMR 53/1439/2019

Juan Requesens, Venezuelan Representative in the National Assembly has been in pre-trial detention since his arbitrary detention on 7 August 2018. After 14 months, his trial hearing is scheduled for Monday 25 November 2019. The justice system in Venezuela constantly fails to comply with procedural time limits and the right to a fair trial without undue delays. Judges regularly postpone hearings without any valid excuse like when officers refuse to transfer defendants to their hearings, or because prosecutors do not show up before the court. We call for Juan Requesens to have a fair trial without undue delays.

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