AI INDEX: AMR 53/007/2002     19 June 2002  

PUBLIC AI Index: AMR 53/007/2002
19 June 2002

Further information on UA 142/2002 (AMR 53/005/2002, 10 May 2002) - Fear for safety/ill treatment

VENEZUELA Luis Martínez (m)
Marvin Rangel (m)
Maiker Enrique Duno (m)

Luis Martínez, Marvin Rangel and Maiker Enrique Duno are well and the intimidation against them appears to have stopped.

The three men had been detained without charge and beaten by police on 30 April in the municipal of Sucre. The police had threatened to kill them if they reported what had happened and harassed them following their release.

Fiorella Perrone from the Red de Apoyo por la Justicia y la Paz, Support Network for Justice and Peace, has sent a letter to Amnesty International, in which she says the appeals sent in response to the original urgent action were a decisive element in resolving the situation.

No further action by the UA Network is requested. Many thanks to all those who have sent appeals.

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