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Human rights groups in Venezuela demand release of prominent detained attorney and activist

Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Representatives of several human rights organizations have held a press conference demanding the immediate release of a prominent attorney and activist detained last week. They expressed concern on Wednesday over Rocio San Miguel’s well-being and condemned her inability to access legal representation of her choice. San Miguel was detained Friday. Attorney General Tarek William Saab has accused her, without offering any evidence, of having a link to an alleged plot to kill President Nicolás Maduro and other officials and attack military units. San Miguel, 57, is specialized in researching Venezuela’s shadowy, often corrupt, armed forces.

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