Geraldine Chacón always wanted to defend other people. Aged nine, she dreamed of being a lawyer. At 14, she stood for her local youth government. And at university, she started a network of Amnesty International activists pushing for change. As her mom says, “Any injustice she saw, she fought against.”
But in February 2018, she was arrested as part of a wider government crackdown on people who criticise the authorities and stand up for human rights. After four months jailed in appalling conditions, Geraldine was conditionally released in June. But she can’t leave the country and her case is still open – so she could be arrested again at any time for no reason.
Take Action: Tell Venezuela’s Attorney General to close the case against Geraldine and give her unconditional freedom, so she can keep on supporting young people in Venezuela.