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The release of the German journalists called for

For weeks, the German Journalist Six sits in a Venezuelan intelligence service prison. Reporters without borders calls for his release: The allegations were "outrageous".

reporters without borders (RWB) calls for the release of a for the past six weeks in Venezuela, detained German journalists. The 32-year-old Billy, Six, and wrote, among other things, for the right-wing weekly newspaper "Junge Freiheit", is accused, according to Reports from the country, espionage, and Rebellion.

The allegations are for the most part, "outrageous" and in no way, busy, said ROG-Board spokesman Michael Rediske, the German press Agency. Six had been arrested because of his journalistic research. "It is a common means of authoritarian regimes, investigative to accuse journalists of spying."

contact with the Federal foreign office

According to the supporters of Six was on 17. January in Punto Fijo. He was detained since then in a prison of the secret service, Sebin in Caracas. Also a letter from the parents is quoted. Therefore, they do not criticize the Federal government is doing enough for the release.

Six non-governmental organization Espacio Público, was, according to the Venezuelan temporarily in the hunger strike. According to information he suffers from Dengue fever. In the case of a conviction by a military Tribunal for up to 28 years in prison threaten him.

A spokesman for the foreign office had declared on Friday, Six will care since the beginning of December the consular. "We stand with the Venezuelan authorities in contact, and very high-level. We exhaust the diplomatic possibilities, really, to get consular access, to allow a prison visit," the spokesman said. So far, there had been a phone call with Six.

Rediske said, the Foreign office and the embassies were under according to the previous experience of all imprisoned journalists to get free. Reporters without borders irritating but that the Ministry give in this case, no detailed information.

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