Human Rights Foundation
Caracas Nine

Since Hugo Chávez became president of Venezuela in 1998, his government has eroded political and civil rights. This, made worse by a lack of judicial independence, has led to the political persecution of hundreds of Venezuelans, some of whom are incarcerated without access to medical care or running water.

This site features the stories of Venezuelan citizens who have been harassed, intimidated, and deprived of their freedom merely for disagreeing with the government. They are not alone. There are many more like them.

But you can make a difference—and you can do it with a single click. Tell Chávez to immediately and unconditionally release all political prisoners in Venezuela.

Click Here to Tell Chavez Now.