Venezuela: Further information: Incommunicado detainee now indicted: Maury Carrero

Maury Carrero, detained arbitrarily in April 2020 by officers of the Directorate for Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM) in Caracas, was indicted on 19 May by the prosecution. She is accused of ‘concealing firearms’ and ‘association to commit crimes’, both under counterterrorism laws. With almost no contact with her attorneys and family since 1 May, she remains at risk of torture. We demand Maury’s release, protection for her integrity while in custody and respect for all due process guarantees during her trial.

On July 17, 2020, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) granted precautionary measures on the grounds that the regime of incommunicado detention to which she is being subjected puts her at urgent risk of irreparable harm to her life and personal integrity.

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