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Relatives of Rocio San Miguel are also missing due to the Venezuelan dictatorship

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They reported the forced disappearance of the Venezuelan activist Rocío San Miguel: they are also unable to locate relatives

One of their lawyers said that, 48 hours after their arrest, it is not known where they are, what police agency detained them, or which prosecutor is directing the investigation.

File photo of the activist and human rights defender Rocío San Miguel (EFE/Jeffrey Arguedas)

The defense of Rocío San Miguelactivist and expert on military issues, denounced as a “forced disappearance” her arrest on February 9 at Venezuela’s main airport when she was linked to an alleged conspiracy against the dictator Nicolás Maduro.You may be interested: The Maduro regime arrested the Venezuelan human rights activist, Rocío San Miguel, when she was trying to leave the country

Additionally, this Monday, several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and lawyers said that five relatives of the renowned Venezuelan human rights activist detained on Friday are missing.

More than 48 hours passed for the attorney general of Venezuela, Tarek William Saabreported via a message on X that she was detained, without specifying where or under what conditions.

The publication “does not tell us which police agency detained her or which court she is under, nor which prosecutor is directing that investigation,” he told reporters this Monday.John Gonzalez Taguarucoone of the defense lawyers. You may be interested: Amnesty International demanded the immediate release of the Venezuelan activist Rocío San Miguel

“We also do not know the place of detention, we have visited some detention centers and none of them give us a positive response (…) we can define that this situation corresponds to a case of forced disappearance,” González added from El Helicoide, one of the detention centers. detention in Caracas, operated by the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN), which they visited.

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There’s no way to know where she is, there’s no way to support her, The State can do whatever it pleases, that is the summum (highest degree of something) of the violation of fundamental rights after the murder,” he stressed.

San Miguel, a 57-year-old lawyer, won a case against Venezuela in 2018 before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

They have also not been able to resume contact with San Miguel’s daughter, Miranda Diaz San Miguel, who accompanied her at the time of the arrest. Likewise, Miguel Ángel San Miguel Sosa and Alberto San Miguel Quigosos, (brothers of the activist), Victor Díaz Paruta (Miranda’s father) and Alejandro González Canales, another of her relatives, could not be located.

“She is the one who reports on what is happening, and talks about Sebin, not the Dgcimnor any other police force. But then he stops communicating and that’s it We have more than 48 hours in which we don’t know anything about her either.. “She does not answer calls or messages, which we know reach her but she does not respond,” revealed Juan González about the activist’s daughter. You may be interested in: Luis Lacalle Pou once again criticized the Venezuelan regime: “Break your eyes, it is a dictatorship”

“The seriousness of a forced disappearance is the state of absolute helplessness,” he remarked.

According to Saab, the arrest occurred “by virtue of an arrest warrant against her for allegedly being linked and referenced in the conspiracy and attempted assassination plot called ‘White Bracelet‘, whose objective was to attack the life of the Head of State Nicolás Maduro and other high officials.”

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The Venezuelan regime, which usually denounces plans against Maduro, says it has neutralized five “conspiracies” in 2023 in which they point out military personnel, journalists and human rights activists.

San Miguel was arrested for “White Bracelet,” which consisted of attacking a military base in Táchira, on the border with Colombia, to later assassinate Maduro, who will seek his third re-election this year.

By the end of January there were 36 detainees – 12 for “White Bracelet” – in addition to 22 arrest warrants.

NGOs and opponents question the arrest.

San Miguel, a 57-year-old lawyer, won a case against Venezuela in 2018 before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights(Inter-American Court) for the violation of political and expression rights, after his dismissal from a public entity for supporting a recall referendum against the then dictator in 2003.Hugo Chavez (1999-2013).

In Venezuela there are 261 political prisoners, among them 18 women and 146 soldiers, according to the NGO Foro Penal

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