Tuesday, February 20, 2018

5 T&T Muslims still in Venezuelan prison *

NOT GIVING UP: Families display placards outside the Venezuelan Embassy, Port of Spain, yesterday, during a demonstration and delivery of letter by Waajihatul Islaamiyyah (The Islamic Front) for five T&T nationals locked up in Venezuela. –Photo: ANISTO ALVES

Port of Spain


A small group of protesters picketed the Venezuelan Embassy in Port of Spain yesterday as they called for the release of five Muslims who have been detained in a Venezuelan prison for almost two years.

The group, comprising mainly family members of the detained men, also delivered a letter addressed to the head of the general assembly in Venezuela, asking for the men to be returned to their families.

The five men were part of a group of 25 detained in Venezuela on March 19, 2014 while attempting to process visa applications for a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.


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