Venezuela: Opposition members face ongoing threats

Since December 2019, Venezuelan National Assembly opposition members and those near them have been attacked. Representative Ismael Léon was detained from 21 – 23 January 2020 then conditionally released. Juan José Márquez, the National Assembly President’s uncle, was arbitrarily detained on 11 February 2020. Roberto Marrero, the National Assembly President’s Chief of Staff, remains in detention since 21 March 2019. Representative Juan Requesens, detained since 2018, is reportedly incommunicado since 5 February 2020. Representative Gilber Caro’s family and lawyers have been informed of his whereabouts but he remains detained since 20 December 2019.

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