Family members request urgent medical attention for journalist Carlos Julio Rojas, detained in Venezuela

  • Source: NTN24
  • May 29, 2024

“Relatives were finally able to see human rights activist and journalist Carlos Julio Rojas, 39 days after he was detained. He is accused of an alleged plot to assassinate [President Nicolás] Maduro at a march in Caracas, Venezuela. Rojas is being held in the maximum security prison El Helicoide, headquarters of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN, for its acronym in Spanish).

After being held in solitary for six weeks 'Carlos Julio was found to be in an unstable physical condition. His blood pressure is seriously out of control and he has recurrent visits to the bathroom,' said his spouse, Francy Fernández.

'We ask the SEBIN authorities to allow a cardiologist to visit to control the serious problem of hypertension that afflicts my husband, he also has other symptoms that must be evaluated,' she said."

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