Venezuela: Rights activist abducted over alleged plot

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Venezuelan officials have confirmed they are holding a prominent human rights activist, Rocío San Miguel. Ms San Miguel, a vocal critic of the government of President Nicolas Maduro, was detained on Friday and taken to an undisclosed location. On Sunday, the prosecutor general, who is a close ally of Mr Maduro, accused Ms San Miguel of involvement in an alleged plot to kill the president. The government has provided few details of the alleged plot. Fifty-seven-year-old Rocio San Miguel is an expert on defence issues who leads the Control Ciudadano NGO, which advocates civilian oversight of Venezuela’s armed forces. Rights activists had sounded the alarm on Friday, when Ms San Miguel was detained by intelligence agents at Simon Bolivar international airport, near the capital, Caracas.” (02/12/24)