Venezuela: Further information: Woman detainee’s life and integrity at risk

Emirlendris Benítez is a 42 year-old mother and tradeswoman who in August 2018 was arbitrarily detained and subjected to torture in Venezuela. She faces an unjust 30-year prison sentence in inhumane detention conditions and her need for urgent medical care has been repeatedly denied by penitentiary authorities based on procedural issues. The severe consequences of the torture she was subjected to and a period of incommunicado detention are now putting her integrity and life at risk. We call for Emirlendris’ release, and while in custody, for authorities to guarantee the adequate and trusted medical care she urgently needs.

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