Press release

Foreign Office statement on the death of Capitan Rafael Acosta Arévalo

The Foreign Office responds to the death of Capitan Rafael Acosta Arévalo, a Venezuelan Naval Officer, who died while in the custody in Venezuela.

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A Foreign Office spokesperson said:

Reports that Rafael Acosta was violently tortured while in custody are deeply worrying.

Captain Acosta’s death is a timely reminder to us all of the brutality of the Maduro regime. We must see change in Venezuela.

Published 2 July 2019