Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Maduro regime's inhumane treatment of Venezuela's political prisoners

"In Venezuela there is a tomb for prisoners, in Venezuela human rights are violated " - Lilian Tintori over twitter, April 18, 2016

Lilian Tintori, wife of Venezuelan prisoner of conscience and opposition Leopoldo Lopez alluded in her tweet to a powerful article that appeared the same day. Attorney and human rights defender Tamara Suju Roa began her essay "The Tomb and the isolation cell" on the unseen harm done to Venezuelan prisoners of conscience:

The invisible wounds that Lorent Saleh and Gabriel Valles present may be overcome, maybe not. Perhaps only time really know what physical and psychological damage that confinement in The Tomb is going to leave them for the rest of their lives. Fear, humiliation, guilt, profound sadness, nervous disorder, despair, boredom for their physical appearance, form part of the psychological symptoms that those long isolated in extreme locations without ventilation and natural light.
 Venezuela, under the Maduro regime, continues to be a country in which there is not an independent judiciary that has rejected an amnesty law for prisoners of conscience and where Cuba's Castro regime continues to have undue influence over the internal affairs of the country. More information on the Tomb continues in the video below.

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