Prisoners, who on Tuesday took control of a jail run by Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN), are asking Prosecutor-General Tarek Saab to provide them with assistance and organise fair trials.
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On Monday, lawyer and activist Tamara Suju said that a group of political prisoners had taken control of the prison building, protesting the violations of their rights, namely the fact that they had been separated from their families and defence teams.
“We are asking Tarek William Saab to set up a court to hold local hearings because there are people who have been refused hearings,’’ Fred Mavares, one of the prisoners, said.
Mavares called on Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez to hear the prisoners out.
According to the protesters, their group includes 115 members, including those who were detained for political reasons.