Seeking justice for our muslim citizens detained in Venezuela without cause!
To the Seekers of Justice
Urgent attention needed!!!
On March 19, 2014, after what essentially amounted to false rumors and allegations,
twenty-three Trinidad and Tobago Nationals; men, women and children were arrested in
Venezuela on suspicion of terrorism. Among them were three Imams (Muslim leaders).
Six days after the four women and eleven children were release. After 45 days the three
Imams were released. Their fellow Nationals Wade Charles, Dominic Pitilal, Leslie
Daisley, Asim Luqman and Andre Battersby are still being held up to this day without
charge. Court proceedings were and continue to be marked by a complete and utter
lack of proper judicial process and legitimate evidence to substantiate the allegations.
The Truth: These five citizens of Trinidad & Tobago have been detained in Venezuela
since March 19, 2014 without being charged, to date.
The Truth: On March 25, 2014 these five citizens of Trinidad & Tobago among 8
Nationals were ACCUSED of attempting to destabilize the Venezuelan government and
to assassinate the President without being charged, to date.
The Truth: These five citizens of Trinidad & Tobago throughout their imprisonment they
have been placed in horrible conditions when all they are NOT GUILTY of any crime.
The Truth: These five citizens of Trinidad & Tobago have families who are now
struggling emotionally and financially, children who are innocently deprived of the
opportunity to be in the comfort of their fathers.
We, the undersigned individuals, Trinidad and Tobago nationals, family, relatives,
friends, well-wishers, sympathizers, businesses, governmental and non-governmental
organizations who are advocates of justice and fairness ask the Trinidad and Tobago
government to demand justice and call for the immediate and unconditional release of
our Nationals Wade Charles, Dominic Pitilal, Leslie Daisley, Asim Luqman and Andre
We aspire that Trinidad and Tobago be a proponent of democracy by enabling our
nationals to carry out their religious obligations without fear of retribution and by
empowering diverse voices for the purpose of building a greater Trinidad and
Tobago with tolerance, civil liberties, understanding and equality.
Please proclaim justice and freedom for our citizens.
Br. Hisham Muhammad