Published On: Mon, Aug 20th, 2018

A fleeing Venezuelan sergeant asks for asylum

Prison CuracaoWILLEMSTAD - A fleeing Venezuelan sergeant is behind bars in the special barracks for illegal aliens of the Curaçao (SDKK) prison. Together with a Venezuelan official who has also fled, he has applied for asylum.

In a telephone conversation with a journalist, the sergeant says he was brutally treated by the police, who even threatened to send him to the Venezuelan consulate. Refugee organization UNHCR and Amnesty International have been informed.

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