Thursday, 24 May, 2018

'Please Help Me!' American Caught In Venezuelan Prison Riot Pleads On Video

Relatives of inmates react outside a detention center of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service, where a riot occurred according to relatives in Caracas Prison where Josh Holt is being held captive reportedly under attack
Sammy Stanley | 17 May, 2018, 18:55

A Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela is pleading for People' assist getting out of a Caracas jail the place he has been held for 2 years with out trial. Venezuela's chief prosecutor despatched a fee to the jail to debate the prisoners' calls for.

The 26-year-old traveled to Venezuela in 2016 to marry a fellow Mormon he met on the internet. A few days after the wedding, he and his wife were arrested and Venezuelan authorities claimed they found assault weapons in their apartment.

The U.S. Embassy in Venezuela also said in a statement Maduro's government failed to provide any answers about the riot. He moved in with her in the outskirts of Caracas while they waited for her visa to arrive so they could move to the USA with her two daughters, NPR reported a year ago after speaking to Holt's mother.

"The Sebin has told me that as long as my government continues attacking this government and as long as Marco Rubio continues talking about me the longer that they will never let me go". Venezuelans will be voting for a new president on Sunday.

"I need help", Mormon missionary Josh Holt said in the first of two short clips uploaded to his Facebook page. They're saying they want to kill me.

In three short clips, a visibly distraught Holt makes a plea for help from his fellow Americans, and suggests that his patience is running out with the United States government after close to two years behind bars.

A group of about 30 people, many of them family members of inmates considered by many to be political prisoners, gathered outside the jail to seek information about their loved ones as a number of videos and audio recordings from inside the jail flooded social media.

"They're trying to break in".

Photos on social media show the swollen face of Mr Sanabria, a student held in El Helicoide pending trial ever since he took part in mass anti-government protest in 2014.

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Later, socialist party leader Diosdado Cabello accused the inmates of staging the revolt to spread intrigue ahead of the election.

The State Department has been working with US officials and Sen.

The Trump administration has warned that it could put crippling oil sanctions on Venezuela if Maduro goes ahead with what the USA and others consider a sham presidential election Sunday.

Relatives of political prisoners held in one of Venezuela's most notorious prisons say the inmates have staged an uprising.

A State Department official told NBC News that the department was renewing its call for Venezuela to free Holt on humanitarian grounds and that the safety of Americans overseas is one of the department's top priorities.

In a statement posted to Twitter, the US Embassy in Venezuela said: "We are anxious about the riot in the Helicoide".

"Joshua Holt and other USA citizens are in danger. The Venezuelan government is directly responsible for their security and we will hold it responsible if something happens to them", the embassy wrote in a statement in Spanish published on Twitter on Wednesday.

A statement from Holt's family released through his lawyer also said: "We ask that our government and representatives act immediately to achieve their (Holt and his wife) safety".

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