Venezuelan NGO Fundaridis Saturday demanded the release of his manager, Javier Tarazonaand activists Rafael Tarazona And Omar Garcia, When you finish 100 days of arrest Charged with terrorism, incitement to hatred and treason.
“Today October 9 marks 100 days since the arbitrary detention of Javier Tarazona, Rafael Tarazona and Omar Garcia by members of the (Bolivarian National Intelligence Service) Spin.Fundaredes wrote on his Twitter account.
Therefore, they demandedimmediate release“He claimed that”Defending human rights is not a crime“.
The organization accompanied a message Photo with the brothers Tarazona and GarciaIn addition to the label “#LiberenActivistasDeFundaRedes“.
before your arrest Tarazona and his comrades filed several complaints with the prosecution To investigate the state’s alleged relationship with members of guerrilla groups such as the disbanded Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN), which the public ministry called “defamation”.
Tarazona was the voice that reported, in the absence of official data, of the conflict that began last March between the armed forces and a group of FARC defectors in Apure state. (On the border with Colombia) It lasted for about two months with an unspecified number of deaths.
in front of Fundaredes, The activist became one of the few sources to find out what was happening in the areabefore the government silence.
On October 1, the head of the Venezuelan NGO Foro Penal said, Alfredo Romero, denounced it For the fourth time, the initial hearing of Fundaredes members has been postponed.
“Javier Tarazona, Rafael Tarazona and Omar de Dios Garcia have been ‘preventively’ imprisoned for three months, without a preliminary hearing and without being allowed to appoint trusted lawyers,” he added on his Twitter account.
In early September, the director in charge of the NGO in the border state of Tashira, Maclear GarciaHe explained that they had applied for a humanitarian measure on behalf of the activists because they had a “delicate health situation”.
last August Fundaridis asked the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, put your attention in case The three activists of this organization.
We ask the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to attend the case of FundaRedes activists. His health is deteriorating in Sebin (the headquarters of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service), it requires a humane measure. They are not criminals and have not committed a crime.”The NGO said in a message on Twitter.
On 15 July, the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN) raided the home of Mother Tarazona. That day at night, officials of the intelligence service of the Venezuelan dictatorship appeared at the home of Mrs. Teresa Sánchez, located in the Mérida urbanization in the city of San Cristobal in the state of Tachira. After the raid and transfer to the police headquarters, the mother of the head of the organization was returned to her home accompanied by the regime police.
“The regime continues to violate the human rights of activists.” FundaNETS_ Javier Tarazona, Rafael Tarazona and Omar Garcia are spending 100 days in illegal detention. We demand their freedom! ”
(With information from EFE)