Venezuelan activist Rocío San Miguel has been detained by the government and will be charged with “treason to the country”, “terrorism”, and “conspiracy”. Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, reported that the activist was detained when she was preparing to travel outside of Venezuela. San Miguel’s defense has denounced that she and five of her relatives have suffered “forced disappearance.” The government has also accused retired military officer Alejandro José Gonzales De Canales Plaza, the former partner of San Miguel, of being involved in the alleged crimes. The arrests have been criticized by NGOs and the United States embassy, who have raised concerns about arbitrary detentions and human rights violations in Venezuela. There are currently over 650 political prisoners in Venezuela, including 261 “political prisoners” and 146 soldiers. The cases of detention and accusations against the government have sparked concerns about the state of democracy and human rights in the country.
The Maduro regime accused the Venezuelan activist Rocío San Miguel of “treason to the country”