Venezuela - German journalist Billy Six reportedly free - politics

The freelance author for right-wing extremist publications was arrested in November for spying, among other things.

The German journalist Billy Six is ​​released according to consistent information after four months from Venezuelan detention. Six had been released on Friday (local time), but must report every two weeks to the judiciary, said the non-governmental organization Espacio Público, which is committed to press freedom, in the short message service Twitter with. The journalists' association Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Prensa (SNTP) also confirmed the release of the 32-year-old German.

The freelancer for right-wing conservative publications such as "Junge Freiheit" and "Deutschland-Magazin" was arrested on 17 November. He was detained at the headquarters of the Venezuelan secret service in Caracas.

According to Reporters Without Borders (ROG), he was accused of espionage, rebellion and violation of security zones. 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 each other.

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