Concerning News from Venezuela

April 12, 2016

On March 31, 2016 members of the Bolivarian National Police (PNB) temporarily detained Professor Benjamin Scharifker, rector of the Universidad Metropolitana.

 

PNB members reportedly approached Professor Scharifker while he was out on a morning jog.  After questioning him, they then ordered Professor Scharifker into a police vehicle, and drove to his home where armed individuals were waiting.  There, PNB members reportedly subjected Professor Scharifker to further questions about his identity, profession and connections, before leaving his home and releasing him.

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