This Thursday Nicolás Maduro’s regime illegally detained two Venezuelan journalists who were reporting on the violence, forced disappearances and displacements that have been caused by guerrilla groups under protection of the regime in Apure State.
The Venezuelan embassy in Colombia attested on the incident, rejecting the arrest of reporters Luis Gonzalo Pérez and Rafael Hernández by the GNB (National Guard).
On the other hand, they condemned the persecution and arrest of two activists from the Fundaredes organization, Juan Salazar and Diógenes Tirado, who were also present at the events.
“Enough of attacking those who seek the truth,” said the official account of the diplomatic headquarters.
The President of Colombia, Iván Duque, also rejected the arrest of both social communicators, who work for the NTN24 media channel, of Colombian origin.
“We demand to guarantee a safe return to their homes and we reject violations against press freedom by Maduro’s regime,” he declared.
Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship has been pointed out by international organizations and democratic governments of undermining freedom of expression, hiding the reality of the country through censorship, and the persecution of national and international media, reporters, NGOs and activists.