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Increasing political repression in Venezuela

Daniel CeballosDaniel CeballosIn December 2017, Daniel Ceballos, the former mayor of San Cristóbal, secretly slipped a letter out that detailed his prison conditions for the past two months. Since October 2017, he has been held in solitary confinement, forced to wear an ankle bracelet, is photographed daily by prison guards, and denied visitation rights to see his family and lawyers.

For nearly three years, Ceballos has been denied the right to trial; he is one of the estimated 342 political prisoners in Venezuela - this includes journalists, students, peaceful demonstrators, pro-democracy activists, and several mayors – who are subjected to inhumane treatment in prison.

  Tamara AdriánTamara Adrián

Click here to watch Venezuelan activist Tamara Adrian share how she is working to protect democracy in the country, and inspiring citizens to remain hopeful despite Venezuela’s current socio-economic crisis.