Venezuela: Further information: Venezuelan prisoners face critical neglect

Since February 2024, Juan Carlos Marrufo is enduring inhumane prison conditions in Venezuelan prison Rodeo I, having been held in politically motivated arbitrary detention since March 2019. As well as subjecting him to isolation and lack of drinking water, the authorities deny him medical testing and treatment. María Auxiliadora Delgado, married to Juan Carlos and also detained for over five years, requires immediate medical tests. Emirlendris Benitez, arbitrarily arrested in August 2018, suffers ailments resulting from the torture she was subjected to which require immediate surgery. We call on minister Celsa Bautista to ensure they receive medical attention immediately.

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