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REDACTED Page 29 of 190 was released with conditional measures one year later.68 As a result of the events, in total at least three people died or were wounded,69 some of them by being shot, such as Bassil Da Costa and Robert Redman.70 All around the country, several students were arrested, detained and subjected to torture that day.71 For instance, Human Rights activist Inti Rodríguez (member of the Venezuelan NGO PROVEA) was detained for two hours, beaten and threatened to death by members of the SEBIN and of the pro-government armed paramilitaries. They took away all of his belongings and the documents he was carrying. Subsequently, they threatened his family. Rodríguez left his home for security reasons.72Other people who were detained and tortured include Marco Aurellio Coello, 18; Luis Felipe Boada, 25; Cristian Holdack, 34; Nelson Gil, 22; Demian Martin, 19; and Ángel de Jesús González, 19.73 (iii)The crackdown on the protestors and the perceived dissidents after 12 February 2014 After the events of 12 February 2014, the protests diversified in many cities across the country into pacific marches and gatherings (concentrations), riots or even barricades (“guarimbas”) for a period of eight months, in which they took place almost daily. These protests were repressed by the use of force and resulted in disproportionate violence often used indiscriminately against the unarmed civilians. 68 ULTIMAS NOTICIAS. (2015) Otorgan libertad condicional a Christian Holdack. Ultimas Noticias. [Online] 17 March. Available from: christian-holdack.aspx [Accessed 22 October, 2015] 69 MOLINA, T. (2014) Jornada de protesta dejó tres muertos. El Universal. [Online] 13 February. Available from: [Accessed 22 October, 2015]; ULTIMAS NOTICIAS. (2014) 3 muertos y 28 heridos tras hechos violentos del 12-F 70 ULTIMAS NOTICIAS. (2014) Liberan a 47 detenidos tras protestas en Barquisimeto; MOLINA, T. (2014) Jornada de protesta dejó tres muertos 71 EL NACIONAL. (2014) Hermanos Manrique se encontraron con sus padres 72 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. (2014) Venezuela: human rights at risk amid protests. Amnesty International. [Online] Available from: wi5_eiU- tfIAhVU1GMKHf2eARI& F4000%2Famr530092014en.pdf&usg=AFQjCNHNPK4NLC4wOCKRMBHGHL96sdBQ&sig2=AY bP_k9MJ1Jpl4RwSRJQlA [Accessed 22 October, 2015] p.11 73 HRW. (2014) Punished for Protesting: Rights Violations in Venezuela’s Streets, Detention Centers, and Justice System. Human Rights Watch. [Online] 5 May. Available from: [Accessed 22 October, 2015] p.94

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