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REDACTED Page 145 of 190 his liberation,630 Crovato’s hunger strike,631 and, taking into account that he had skin cancer, the judge granted Crovato a house arrest until his trial.632 ix) Rosmit Mantilla As has been argued, Human Rights activists have been persistently targeted and attacked by the GoV. For instance, Rosmit Mantilla an lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights activist and member of the opposition party Popular Will (Voluntad Popular was arrested at his home in Caracas on May 2, 2014. He was arrested by SEBIN officers, under an arrest warrant based on “a statement by an unidentified individual alleging that Rosmit Mantilla had received funds from a group of businessmen in order to finance the anti-government protests taking place in Caracas at the time”.633 SEBIN officials claim that, during the search of Mantilla’s home that day, they found leaflets urging people to join the anti-government protests and envelopes containing money. Mantilla and his family claim that the SEBIN officials planted this evidence.634 630 MUNDO24. (2014) Foro Penal pide liberación de Crovato por delicado estado de salud. Mundo24. [Online] 22 December. Available from: crovato-por-delicado-estado-de-salud/ [Accessed 26 October, 2015]; MORALES, M. Amnistía Internacional pide libertad para Crovato. El Nacional. [Online] 22 December. Available from: Crovato_0_541745922.html [Accessed 26 October, 2015] 631 DE LA ROSA, A. (2015) El abogado Marcelo Crovato inició huelga de hambre en Yare III. El Universal. [Online] 23 February. Available from: politica/150223/el-abogado-marcelo-crovato-inicio-huelga-de-hambre-en-yare-iii [Accessed 26 October, 2015]; LA PATILLA. (2015) Abogado Marcelo Crovato inició huelga de hambre en Yare III. La Patilla. [Online] 23 February. Available from: marcelo-crovato-inicio-huelga-de-hambre-en-yare-iii/ [Accessed 26 October, 2015] 632 EL UNIVERSAL. (2015) Crovato está en su residencia tras medida de arresto domiciliario. El Universal. [Online] 26 February. Available from: politica/150226/crovato-esta-en-su-residencia-tras-medida-de-arresto-domiciliario [Accessed 26 October, 2015]; EL IMPULSO. (2015) Casa por cárcel para Marcelo Crovato. El Impulso. [Online] 26 February. Available from: [Accessed 26 October, 2015] 633 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. (2015) Venezuela: the Faces of Impunity. p.38; Venezuelan NGO Acción por la Libertad claims that this unidentified individual is a supporter of the GoV. See: ACCION LIBERTAD. (2015) Derechos Humanos-Venezuela: Efectos de la criminalización de la protesta y la disidencia 634 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. (2015) Venezuela: the Faces of Impunity. p.38; rosmit-manti.aspx. HYPERLINK " rosmit-mantilla&Itemid=264" rosmit-mantilla&Itemid

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