Venezuela

30 million people
11,820 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Partly Free

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Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the Venezuelan judiciary’s decision to prohibit 22 media owners and executives from leaving the country due to a libel suit. 

Freedom at Issue highlights those who have contributed to the promotion or strengthening of democracy, and those who have set back the cause of freedom.

La detención arbitraria de Antonio Ledezma por agentes del Servicio de Inteligencia Venezolano, los cuales actuaron sin una orden judicial y sin evidencia alguna que probara que Ledezma infringió la ley, constituyen una clara violación de los derechos constitucionales de Ledezma.

The arbitrary detention of Antonio Ledezma by intelligence officials, who acted without a legal order for his arrest or evidence of any wrongdoing, constitutes a clear violation of Ledezma’s constitutional rights.

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