German journalist Billy Six has been released from Venezuelan custody after four months. Six had been released on Friday, but must report to the judiciary every two weeks, said the organization Espacio Público, which supports the press freedom, on Twitter with, The journalists' association Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Prensa (SNTP) also confirmed the release.
The 32-year-old freelancer of right-wing conservative publications Young freedom and Germany magazine was arrested on 17 November. According to Reporters Without Borders (ROG), he was accused of espionage, rebellion and violation of security zones. The organization considers the allegations unproven and demanded his release.
The journalist's parents had repeatedly accused the federal government of not pledging enough for the release of their son. The AfD blamed Six's political stance. The Foreign Office rejected the allegations.
Six was in El Helicoide Intelligence Detention Center in
Caracas detained. He complained several times about the harsh prison conditions
and went on a hunger strike at times.
In Venezuela There is currently an acute state crisis in which the controversial leftist leader Nicolás Maduro and the self-proclaimed transitional president Juan Guaidó face.