Jesús Medina

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A mosaic of late leader Hugo Chavez and President Nicolas Maduro is seen in Caracas, Venezuela, on December 19, 2019. Venezuelan authorities recently released freelance photojournalist Jesús Medina after 16 months of detention. (AP/Matias Delacroix)

Venezuelan photojournalist Jesús Medina released after 16 months in prison

New York, January 7, 2020 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the release of Venezuelan freelance photojournalist Jesús Medina after more than 16 months of arbitrary detention, and called for Venezuelan authorities to drop all charges against him.

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Photojournalist Jesús Medina, who has been detained in Venezuela for nearly nine months. (Espacio Publico)

CPJ, Human Rights Watch call on Venezuela to release Jesús Medina

New York, May 21, 2019–Venezuelan authorities should immediately release Jesús Medina, who they have arbitrarily imprisoned because of his reporting for nearly nine months, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Human Rights Watch said today.

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