Venezuela - Sebastian Pérez and Didier Barral, journalists for the CAPA news agency, return to France – Reminder of the statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault (21 April 2017)

Statement of Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

I am delighted that Sebastian Pérez and Didier Barral, both journalists for the CAPA news agency, who had been detained in Venezuela since April 11, are on their way back to France and are due to arrive within the next few hours.

The French authorities made every effort to secure their release. I personally contacted my counterpart, Delcy Rodriguez, whom I would like to thank for his help in achieving this outcome. I would also like to thank our ambassador in Caracas and his entire team for their successful actions.

I reaffirm my wholehearted support for journalists all over the world who allow the freedom of the press to flourish.

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