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Pedro Hernandez

Pedro Hernández

Movimiento Vinotinto

Pedro Hernández is a human rights defender and co-founder of the Human Rights Center in Yacambú University. He is also a member of Movimiento Vinotinto, where he works as Coordinator for its activities in the State of Lara. He represents Movimiento Vinotinto at meetings with public bodies, unions, non-governmental organisations and other public and private institutions, as well as giving regular press statements.


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.