Tamara Suju

Tamara Suju is a Venezuelan lawyer and human rights activist. She is currently Executive Director of the CASLA Institute, which promotes human rights and provides legal support for political prisoners in Latin American countries.

She is also the author of the largest known archive of evidence of torture, sexual violence, and arbitrary detentions in Venezuela, the product of over 400 first-hand testimonials. She has used this archive to testify before the International Criminal Court and the Organization of American States.

Suju requested and received political asylum in the Czech Republic in 2014 after threats to her “freedom and physical integrity” from the Venezuelan government.

In November 2021 her calls for a criminal investigation into the Maduro regime came to fruition, with the ICC announcing a probe into its crimes against humanity.

Speeches

Venezuela

Venezuela: Fighting For Freedom with Tamara Suju

Tamara Suju, Venezuelan lawyer and human rights activist, addresses the 7th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see quotes below, followed by full prepared remarks. Quotes: To Be Confirmed Full Remarks To Be Confirmed 7th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, UN Opening, February 23, 2015