Derechos Humanos y Defensa de la defensa

Murder of Lawyer Héctor Sáchez Lozada

On January 22, 2016, lawyer Héctor Sánchez Lozada was murdered in the city of Maturín, in the state of Monagas. He was travelling to meet another lawyer. Currently, the reasons for the crime and the perpetrators remain unknown.

Mr. Sánchez Lozada was a human rights lawyers and a member of the Human Rights Commission of the Federation of Venezuelan Bar Associations in the state of Monagas.

The UIA sent a letter to Venezuelan authorities to express its concern and to request a prompt, thorough and effective investigation (see below).