Utah man begs for help from inside Venezuelan prison

Utah man begs for help from inside Venezuelan prison

Utah man begs for help from inside Venezuelan prison

A group of about 30 people, many of them family members of inmates considered by many to be political prisoners, gathered outside the jail to seek information about their loved ones as a number of videos and audio recordings from inside the jail flooded social media.

Rep. Mia Love, a Republican representing Utah's Fourth District, issued a statement Wednesday afternoon confirming that the prison was threatened by riots and violence but that Holt is now safe.

Wednesday, several news agencies reported Helicoide, the prison where Holt is detained, was under attack and that "officials [were throwing] tear gas bombs at the families of the inmates inside the prison facilities". I have NEVER done anything wrong in my life.

Venezuela's Public Ministry has set up an ad hoc commission that will investigate a prison riot among inmates at a crowded Caracas detention center on Wednesday.

The Trump administration has warned it could put crippling oil sanctions on Venezuela if Mr Maduro goes ahead with what the United States and others consider a sham presidential election on Sunday.

PNB scam: CBI names Mehul Choksi as 'wanted'
Bank will make payments to the concerned banks on the due dates of LOUs/FLCs. Ananthasubramanian was earlier with the PNB.

Josh Holt, 26, made multiple post on his Facebook, including two videos, claiming that the prison "has fallen" to unidentified people that are trying to kill him.

"They're trying to break in".

"I need help. So they've taken the entire prison where I'm at".

They say they did so after a political prisoner was beaten.

"Please my fellow Americans don't allow me to continue suffering in Venezuela", Mr Holt said in a written message, also posted on his Facebook page. "They're saying they want me as their guarantee", Holt said in one of the videos, without clarifying who was allegedly trying to harm him. His family has denied the accusations, and believe the Venezuelan government is holding Holt and his wife to bargain with the US, which has imposed economic sanctions on the country.

With retirement expected, Buffon to hold news conference
Italy great Gianluigi Buffon's sister on Wednesday urged the Juventus goalkeeping star not to call time on his illustrious career. He won Serie A nine times and the Coppa Italia five times, while he also lifted the UEFA Cup with Parma in 1999.

Photos on social media show the swollen face of Mr Sanabria, a student held in El Helicoide pending trial ever since he took part in mass anti-government protest in 2014.

Rights groups and Maduro opponents have said several hundred political prisoners were unfairly jailed, while Maduro has said all jailed activists were being held on legitimate charges of violence and subversion. While he didn't provide details about the disturbance, or what sparked it, he said on Twitter that the delegates offered to coordinate with prison and judicial authorities to address the demands of inmates at El Helicoide, which is the headquarters of the feared Sebin intelligence police.

The U.S. embassy in Caracas said it was "very worried" about the situation at the Helicoide, which was originally created to be a mall.

"Joshua Holt and other US citizens are in danger".

Todd Robinson, the charg d'affaires at the USA embassy, went to the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry for information, the embassy tweeted. The Venezuelan government is directly responsible for their security and we will hold them responsible if anything happens to them, ' the embassy tweeted in Spanish. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, to secure Holt's release.

Bangladesh SC grants bail to ex-PM Khaleda Zia in corruption case
However, Mohammad Ali apologised to the court and said: "The court can react, but the court does not allow us (lawyers) to react". He said Khaleda was shown arrested in the cases filed with different police stations in Cumilla, Dhaka , Narail and Panchagarh.

Related news