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Promoción, Educación y Defensa en Derechos Humanos (PROMEDEHUM)

The Promoción, Educación y Defensa en Derechos Humanos – PROMEDEHUM (Promotion, Education and Defence of Human Rights) was founded by human rights defender Rigoberto Lobo in 2016. The organisation is focused on assisting victims of human rights violations, mainly in Mérida, and is also involved in workshops and lectures to civil society on a number of issues related to the use of lawful and peaceful means to denounce human rights violations.

HRDs have been working under restrictive policies for many years: the Maduro administration has continued the work begun by Chávez in restricting civil space and delegitimising HRDs, repeatedly accusing them of undermining the Venezuelan democracy with the alleged collaboration of the United States.