Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for the release of six US oil executives detained in Venezuela as their family members expressed concern for their well-being amid the coronavirus outbreak.The “CITGO 6” — Tomeu Vadell, Gustavo Cardenas, Jorge Toledo, Alirio Jose Zambrano, Jose Luis Zambrano and Jose Angel Pereira — have been detained in Venezuela without trial since November 2017. On Thursday, the top US diplomat issued a demand for their humanitarian release amid the outbreak of Covid-19 in that country. “With the Maduro regime now acknowledging that COVID-19 cases are appearing in Venezuela, we are extremely concerned about the risk for the five US citizens and one US resident from Citgo who are currently languishing in the notorious Helicoide prison in Caracas,” Pompeo said in a statement. “These wrongfully detained men all have weakened immune systems due to cumulative health problems and face a grave health risk if they become infected.””Seventeen hearings have been cancelled,” he said. “They have already spent more than two years in jail without an ounce of evidence being brought against them; it is time to release them on humanitarian grounds.”‘We’re terribly afraid of losing one or more of them in there’For the families


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