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Venezuela: Prisoner of conscience remains on trial

, Index number: AMR 53/2096/2020

Darvinson Rojas, Venezuelan journalist and prisoner of conscience for reporting on COVID-19, was conditionally released on 2 April 2020. After spending 12 days arbitrarily detained, Darvinson was charged with ‘advocacy of hatred’ and ‘instigation to commit crimes’ and released on bail pending a criminal investigation. Amnesty International considers these charges to be politically motivated in an attempt to silence his reporting on the pandemic in Venezuela and we demand the case against him is closed.

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