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Further information on UA 36/92 (AMR 53/01/92, 31 January) - Venezuela: torture / legal concern: Hernandez Jose Barroso, Alberto Illich Delgado, Jose Gregorio Escalona Delgado, Jonathan Alexis Toro Marval, Carlos Alejandro Valerio, Julio Cesar Rojas Avila

, Índice: AMR 53/002/1992

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AMR 53/02/92
Distr: UA/SC
11 February 1992
Further information on 36/92 (AMR 53/01/92, 31 January 1992) - Torture/Legal
Concern
VENEZUELA:
Hernández José BARROSO, 17
Alberto Illich DELGADO, 25
José Gregorio ESCALONA DELGADO, 23
Jonathan Alexis TORO MARVAL, 18
Carlos Alejandro VALERIO, 19
Julio César ROJAS AVILA, 18
Daniel ALVARADO ALARCÓN, 22
Luis Alberto CABALLERO, 18
José Angel RODRIGUEZ MACIAS, 31
Luis Enrique ANDRADE, 25
Lisandro PÉREZ HERNÁNDEZ, 33
Orlando José RÁMIREZ PÁEZ and
Jesús Enrique GÓNZALEZ.
Amnesty International has learned of the release of the above-mentioned 13
people on 5 February 1992. The 13 were detained in Caracas on 23 January 1992
together with Mark Flavio Zuchelli, who was released on that same day free
of charge.
A judge ordered the release of the 13 detainees after finding no evidence to
suggest that these people were guilty of the crimes they were accused of.
On 31 January 1992, the Attorney General's Office [for translation only:
Fiscalía General de la República] initiated a preliminary investigation into
complaints of torture and ill-treatment in custody brought by the detainees
and Mark Flavio Zuchelli.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/express and airmail
letters, preferably in Spanish
- welcoming the release of 13 people after there was no evidence to suggest
they were guilty of the crimes they were accused of;
- welcoming the decision of the Attorney General's Office to open investigations
into complaints made by the detainees and Mark Flavio ZUCCHELLI who claim they
were tortured or otherwise ill-treated while in custody;
- asking to be informed about the progress of the investigations into these
complaints and of any eventual judicial proceedings against those found
responsible;
- asking that, if the allegations of torture and ill-treatment made by these
people are proved to be true, the victims receive adequate compensation.
page 2 of FU 36/92
APPEALS TO:
President:
Sr. Carlos Andrés Pérez
Presidente de la República
Palacio Miraflores, Caracas, Venezuela
Telegrams: Presidente Pérez, Caracas, Venezuela
Telex: 26429 EXTER VC
Salutation: Sr Presidente / Dear President
Minister of the Interior:
Sr. Alejandro Izaguirre Angeli
Ministro del Interior
Palacio Miraflores, Caracas, Venezuela
Telegrams: Ministro Interior, Caracas, Venezuela
Telex: 26429 EXTER VC
Salutation: Sr Ministro / Dear Minister
Attorney General:
Sr. Ramón Escobar Salom
Fiscal General de la República
La Candelaria, Caracas, Venezuela
Telegrams: Fiscal General, Caracas, Venezuela
Telex: 24787 FISGE VC
Salutation: Sr Fiscal General / Dear Attorney General
COPIES TO:
Human Rights Organization:
Sres.
Provea
Apartado Postal 5156
Caracas, Venezuela
Daily Newspaper:
Sres.
El Diario de Caracas
Final Av Principal
Boleíta Norte,
Caracas, Venezuela
Students' Federation:
Sres.
Federación de Centros
Universitarios
Ciudad Universitaria
Los Chaguaramos
Caracas, Venezuela
and to diplomatic representatives of Venezuela in your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat
or your section office if sending appeals after 25 March 1992.

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