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Held Incommunicado for Tweeting in Venezuela

Expand Pedro Jaimes Criollo was allegedly taken to the Helicoide prison in Caracas, which is administered by the Venezuelan intelligence services and holds several political prisoners. © 2017 Twitter/user unknown On May 10, Pedro Jaimes Criollo saw three men in plainclothes emerge from a car without plates in front of his home as he was arriving. They identified themselves as members of the Bolivarian Service of National Intelligence (SEBIN), and detained Jaimes without a warrant. His alleged crime? Tweeting the president’s travel plans, it seems. Frantic about his whereabouts, Jaimes’ family…

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