In an effort to better communicate the pressing issues of human rights in Venezuela, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) released a 4-minute video today on the YouTube website. The clip effectively conveys the troubling situation faced by every citizen of Venezuela who values individual rights and pluralism.
The Caracas Nine program humanizes the current struggle against political persecution while providing an opportunity to assist survivors of human rights abuses. The nine cases are by no means an exhaustive number—there are millions of cases of political discrimination in Venezuela, thousands of cases of human rights violations, and hundreds of cases involving arbitrary arrest, detention, and persecution by the government—but these nine cases serve to convey the current political and social climate of Venezuela.
For more information on the Caracas Nine, click here.