In the same week of Rocío San Miguel’s detention and a crushing report by the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, the government shows the door to thirteen UN officers and increases the country’s isolation and vulnerability
Rocío San Miguel –an activist and military affairs specialist who directs the military watchdog Control Ciudadano– was arrested alongside five relatives and former partners.
After a prolonged drought of international tourism in Venezuela, there are signs that the industry is slowly recovering.
Repression Is Worsening in Venezuela
Rocío San Miguel –an activist and military affairs specialist who directs the military watchdog Control Ciudadano– was arrested at Maiquetía airport when she was leaving the country. Attorney General Tarek W. Saab confirmed the arrest, accusing San Miguel of being part of the “White Bracelet” operation – an alleged assassination plan against Nicolás Maduro from sectors of the Armed Forces. The Prosecutor’s Office charged San Miguel with charges of terrorism, conspiracy, treason, and association in a hearing without her lawyers. Human rights groups denounced San Miguel’s arrest as a “forced disappearance” because her whereabouts were unknown for days. Her lawyers also denounced the forced disappearance of five relatives from San Miguel: her daughter, her daughter’s father, her two brothers and another relative. Subsequently, San Miguel was sent to the Helicoide prison, but four of her relatives were released on parole.
On Thursday, Venezuela suspended the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Venezuela and gave its staff 72 hours to leave the country, following a statement by the Office in support of San Miguel.
Chavismo is arresting high profile activists and increasing its harassment of organized civil society, hoping to crack down on its organizational and mobilization capabilities before the presidential elections.
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