SAR has joined seven Venezuelan higher education and human rights partners in an open letter to state authorities, expressing grave concern over the use of force against student protesters, which recently resulted in the death of one student.
Scholars at Risk (SAR) has joined five Venezuelan higher education and human rights groups in calling on the authorities to release and protect the rights of wrongfully detained scholar of economics Santiago Guevara. Professor Guevara, a prominent economist at the University of
Scholars at Risk (SAR) has called on Venezuelan authorities to release and drop all charges against Professor Santiago Guevara, an economist from the University of Carabobo.
On February 21, 2017, authorities reportedly detained Professor Santiago Guevara of the University of Carabobo in apparent retaliation for opinion pieces he had recently written in a Spanish newspaper.
On July 5, 2016, police and Bolivarian Intelligence Services (SEBIN) officers reportedly detained five student activists in apparent retaliation for nonviolent expressive activity.
On May 11, 2016, Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) officers reportedly detained Diego Hernandez, a law student at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, who was protesting outside Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE). A group of over 2,000 demonstrators reportedly marched to