Darvinson Rojas via Twitter
On 21 March 2020, journalist Darvinson Rojas was detained after having reported on the spread of COVID-19 in Venezuela. Special Action Forces (FAES) of the National Police (PNB) arrested him in an apparent attempt to silence his reporting on the spread of the virus.
Darvinson live-tweeted when officers came to his house in Caracas claiming there was a “COVID-19 case” and had to take him in for questioning. There is no evidence of this being the case, nor would it justify his arrest, detention and prosecution.
Darvinson is in the custody of the FAES, although the charges against him have not been disclosed. FAES has an appalling record of committing grave human rights violations.
UPDATE of 6 April: