Brazilian Senate President Discusses Venezuela’s Political Prisoners

Robert Amsterdam is currently in Brazil, where he met yesterday with Senator and ex-President José Sarney, to discuss the plight of political prisoners in Venezuela, and in particular the case of Eligio Cedeño, a Venezuelan banker who has been languishing in a Caracas jail for more than two years without trial, and who has recently been committed to another two years incarceration. More detail of the visit on the Venezuela pages of the website in English and in Spanish.

“Brazil is a highly respected regional leader and shining democratic model which many Latin Americans look up to,” said Amsterdam. “When it comes to these aberrant violations of human rights and imprisonment of political prisoners in Venezuela, no friend, ally, or partner can afford to remain silent.”

The French newspaper L’Express also has an article on the topic.