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Venezuela: Journalist Detained, Accused of Causing Blackout

Expand Luis Carlos Diaz, April 13, 2014. © 2019 (New York) – An independent Venezuelan journalist and online activist accused of causing the country’s massive blackout was arbitrarily detained on March 11, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. The UN high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, should call for the immediate release of the journalist, Luis Carlos Díaz. Díaz left his job at Union Radio station at 5:30 p.m. on March 11 to go home, his wife, Naky Soto, also a journalist, told Human Rights Watch. She said she did not know his whereabouts until 2 a.m., when more than a…

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