Our dear, Josh Holt went to Venezuela on a legal visa to marry his Venezuelan fiancee, and intended to stay for a couple months until returning stateside. Due to the current political climate in Venezuela, along with the strained US-Venezuelan relationship, this placed him in political danger. A couple of weeks after arriving there, on Thursday, June 30, 2016, he was followed by the police to his home, where the police allegedly uncovered assault rifles and other military items. He was subsequently arrested, under suspicion of conspiring against the Venezuelan government.
Due to the history of political prisoners being used as propaganda to promote the Venezuelan government’s ideals,and knowing Josh’s character, capacity to do good, and inability to do harm, we are thoroughly convinced that the evidence was planted and the process was rigged. He has never published nor expressed any desire to conspire against the Venezuelan government. It is disgusting that the Venezuelan government has chosen to use him as a form of propaganda.
Any donation is greatly appreciated, as the leagal system (abroad) is very expensive. Any donation will go towards bringing our Joshua home.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Josh, and we will do everything we can to bring you safely home.
We love you Josh!
Jenna Holt – Josh’s sister
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