The National Communication Center reported that this Saturday, August 6, the journalist Roland Carreno He is serving 650 days deprived of his liberty and accused the Venezuelan regime of “kidnapping” him.
«The journalist and national operative coordinator of Voluntad Popular, Roland Carreño celebrated 650 days this Saturday kidnapped by the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro. Relatives demand his immediate release, considering that it is an arbitrary detention,” the Interim Government said in a statement.
He added that according to the most recent report by the NGO Foro Penal, in Venezuela there are “245 citizens deprived of liberty for political reasons.”
It is important to remember that last October 2020, the Attorney General appointed by the National Constituent Assembly, Tarek William Saab confirmed the arrest of Carreno for allegedly participating in “Conspiratorial plans against the peace of Venezuela«.
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Since then, different sectors of the country have demanded the release of the social communicator. The international community has also raised its voice for Roland Carreño, as did the United States Embassy in Venezuela on June 27, Journalist’s Day.
“Today we express our admiration for the dedication, courage and professional ethics of Venezuelan journalists. You allow the world to know the reality of the country and despite the persecution, you exercise the democratic right to inform,” reads the tweet.
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