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Charles Newbury

Charles Newbury

HRD, Lawyer
Movimiento Vinotinto

Charles Newbury is a lawyer, human rights defender and Regional Coordinator of Movimiento Vinotinto in the State of Yaracuy. He represents Movimiento Vintinto at public events and provides legal advice and assistance to victims of human rights violations in Yaracuy.



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. HRDs are discredited and criminalised by state-controlled media (television, radio, print media) on a weekly basis.