Charged With “Instigating Crimes”, Journalist Luis Carlos Díaz is Released in Venezuela

Posted on March 13, 2019 7:17 pm

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By Ellery Roberts Biddle and Laura Vidal

At roughly midnight on March 12, in Caracas, the National Press Workers’ Syndicate of Venezuela confirmed that journalist and human rights defender Luis Carlos Díaz was released by Venezuelan authorities after being held for approximately 24 hours.

He has been charged with “instigating crimes” (instigación a delinquir) and released on the conditions that he will report to intelligence authorities (SEBIN) every eight days, and remain within Venezuelan territory. He has also been forbidden from speaking about his experience in detention.

The 34-year-old journalist went missing on the evening of March 11. At 2:30