Venezuela: Venezuelan human rights defender and her family arrested

Rocío San Miguel, a well-known human rights defender, was arbitrarily detained on 9 February 2024 at the airport in Caracas, Venezuela. She is forcibly disappeared, resembling a widely documented pattern. The
Attorney General’s Office publicly acknowledged her detention but has denied information on her whereabouts. Her lawyers have requested information at detention centres in Caracas and have so far received no response. Her daughter and other family members were also detained. Rocío San Miguel has had no access to family members or legal representation. She is detained for defending human rights in Venezuela. Amnesty International calls on Nicolás Maduro to release her immediately and unconditionally and to guarantee her personal integrity.

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