Family denounces detention of YouTuber in Venezuela

Family denounces detention of YouTuber in Venezuela
Family denounces detention of YouTuber in Venezuela
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Venezuelan YouTuber Oscar Alejandro, as he is known on social media and promotes tourist content, was detained this Sunday (31), in Venezuela after being accused of being linked to “terrorist activities”, according to information from family members, while the authorities did not comment about the case so far.

Oscar Alejandro Pérez Martínez, known on social media as Oscar Alejandro, was detained at the Simón Bolívar de Maiquetía international airport, in the Caracas region, when he intended to travel to Canaima, a famous national park in Venezuela, where ‘Salto Ángel’ is located, the largest waterfall in the world.

“According to preliminary information available, the arrest is linked to accusations of activities related to terrorism,” the family said in a statement released to the press.

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Pérez Martínez will appear in court this Monday (1), according to his relatives, who hope that the situation will be clarified and that he will receive “fair treatment”.

The young man, who lives in the United States and has 1.8 million subscribers on his YouTube page and 580,000 followers on Instagram, was taken to the anti-terrorism division of the Scientific Police (Cicpc) in Caracas.

Oscar Alejandro has visited 28 countries, most recently Nicaragua, and in his programs he presents tourist sites and life in each country.

Since the beginning of the year, Venezuelan authorities have denounced at least six alleged terrorist plans and conspiracies against the government, which resulted in more than 40 arrests, including military personnel and activists.

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