The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Cidh) asked the government of Nicolás Maduro freed political prisonersa figure of 270 people according to the NGO Foro Penal.
Through its account in the social network
“The State must release all political prisoners; Yoinvestigate with due diligence allegations of torture and ill-treatment; and guaranteed political participation without discrimination,” they said in a brief statement to X.
They also discussed the releases that took place shortly after the delegations of the unitary platform of the opposition and Chavismo reactivated the dialogue in Barbados.
Release of five political prisoners
“#IACHR y@RELE_CIDH recognize the releasing 5 peoplearbitrarily detained, the #18Octin the context of the closure of civic space, restrictions on political participation and the absence of the rule of law,” they said on the same social network.
These freedoms belong to politicians Roland Carreño and Juan Requesensin addition to Marco Antonio Garces, Mariana Barreto and Eurinel Rincón.
Carreño was imprisoned for almost three years. In a trial that began nine months after he was deprived of liberty, the process started again from scratch when the jurisdiction of a judge presiding over the case was removed.
His lawyer, Joel García, said that the new trial, which started again on October 5, will continue against the Voluntad Popular activist and journalist. In the case of Requesens, he was sentenced in 2022 to 8 years in prison for the attempted assassination of Nicolás Maduro in August 2018.
Although he did not have a final sentence, he was released and the terms of these releases are not yet known.