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Orlando Moreno Gibori

HRD, Coordinator
Foro Penal

Orlando Moreno is a human rights defender, environmental activist and coordinator of Foro Penal in Delta Amacuro.

Foro Penal is a national NGO that provides pro bono legal assistance to arbitrarily detained persons and victims of human rights violations in Venezuela.


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.