The Maduro dictatorship detained three opposition activists after Maria Corina Machado's successful tour of the Portuguese state.

María Corina participates in a pro-Machado campaign event

The Venezuelan regime has been condemned for its detention as state repression worsens. Three prominent political activists In the state Portuguese According to political parties, within 24 hours Justice first (PJ) and Sell ​​Venezuela through their social media accounts.

Activists are Amber MarquezVice President of the Primero Justicia Organization in Santa Rosalia, Portugal and member of the Municipal Propaganda Command; Victor Castillo, Coordinator of the Vente Venezuela Command in Santa Rosalia; And Oscar CastanedaHead of Vende Venezuela in the same state.

As per the information provided Maria OropezaVente Portuguesa's state coordinator, Víctor Castillo, has been transferred to the headquarters of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin) in Araure, while the whereabouts of the other two activists have yet to be confirmed.

The arrest of these activists has created a wave of protest from the opposition. María Oropeza of Vente Venezuela described the move as “extremely extreme,” while Prairo Justicia condemned it. “Repressive and violent nature” of the regime.

Faced with this situation, both Prairo Justicia and Vente Venezuela demanded the “immediate release” of the detained activists and reiterated their commitment to protecting civil and political rights in Venezuela.

The first arrest was that of Castaneda.

Oscar Castaneda was abducted by regime forces after participating in María Corina Machado's event in Portuguesa (center).“, Chavista officials have yet to comment on the case, indicated the party on the social network X.

A video circulating on social media of Oscar Castaneda expressing his support for the opposition leader in an area historically associated with Chavismo would have prompted Sepin's forced disappearance.

Meanwhile, Rodolfo Castaneda, a relative of the prisoner, gave details of the arrest: “Oscar Castaneda, who spoke at a rally in the city of Durres, Portugal, was beaten out of his house by Sepin and imprisoned. “

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In addition, he noted: “My dear friends, for the last four years I have received information that my uncle – the father of Oscar Castaneda – wants to accuse him of robbery and robbery, when he has not even lived in Venezuela.”

A video circulating on social media of Oscar Castaneda expressing his support for the opposition leader in an area historically associated with Chavismo would have prompted Sepin's forced disappearance.

These arrests are added to others that include arrests Seven regional campaign managers of the accused opposition parties Conspiracies Against dictatorship. The arrest of seven others has also been sought, and opposition parties have condemned “political persecution”.

Castaneda returned to the country 20 days after the migration Colombia. A video with a statement endorsing Machado went viral on social networks in the city where the opponent headed a campaign event. Duran Inside Portuguese.

I am one of the defeated Venezuelans from Colombia (…) I believe in María Corina Machado and I want you all to do the same.” Castaneda said in a brief speech during the event.

“Due to this strong testimony, Sepín took away Oscar Castaneda, head of Vende Venezuela in the state of Portugal. We warn of his enforced disappearance and demand his immediate release,” the Voluntad Popular party said.

“The authorities want to mobilize and fear us. If the regime doesn't want us to listen to Oscar, there are still reasons to listen to him and spread the word. “Let everyone see!”

(With information from AFP)

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