Venezuela: Venezuelan detainees need immediate care

On 20 December 2023, Guillermo Zárraga was conditionally released after over three years of arbitrary detention in Venezuela. Three other victims of arbitrary detention continue suffering the authorities’ neglect of their right to health and safety. Emirlendris Benítez is a mother and tradeswoman arbitrarily detained in August 2018 and subjected to torture. Juan Carlos Marrufo and María Auxiliadora Delgado are a married couple detained since March 2019. All are unfairly held by authorities under the responsibility of president Nicolas Maduro. We call on him to ensure their unconditional release and, while in custody, ensure they receive adequate medical attention immediately.

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