Human Rights & Democracy

Statement by the Spokesperson on the temporary detention of the President of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó

Bruxelles, 14/01/2019 - 07:23, UNIQUE ID: 190114_1
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the Spokesperson on the temporary detention of the President of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó

The President of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, was arbitrarily and temporarily detained by agents of SEBIN - the National Intelligence Service on Sunday. 
 
The European Union stands in solidarity with the President of the National Assembly, the country’s democratically elected institution, and expects the relevant authorities to ensure his civil rights, freedom and physical integrity, as well as that of all members of the National Assembly in line with their constitutionally mandated immunity.
 
Two journalists were also temporarily detained. The authorities must ensure the full respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the freedom of the press and media.
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