Venezuela - Summoning of the Venezuelan Ambassador to France to the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (11.10.2018)

The Ambassador of Venezuela to France was summoned to the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs today following the suspicious death of City Councilman Fernando Albán while being held in detention on October 8.

France would like light to be shed on this death through an impartial and independent investigation and reaffirms that all states have a responsibility to ensure the health and physical well-being of detainees. It renews its appeal for the full release of all political prisoners and for the respect of fundamental freedoms in Venezuela.