"I am not a political pawn i am a human being a child of God and I just want to live happy with my wife and children".
"How long do I have to suffer here?" He moved in with her in the outskirts of Caracas while they waited for her visa to arrive so they could move to the USA with her two daughters, NPR reported past year after speaking to Holt's mother.
The 26-year-old travelled to the South American country in 2016 to marry a fellow Mormon he met online, but the couple were arrested shortly afterwards when police claimed to have found him stockpiling armaments, including an assault rifle and grenades.
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. Mia Love are among the politicians who have championed Holt's cause.
An American inmate caught up in a Venezuela prison riot has released harrowing video footage pleading for his life. His attorney, Carlos Trujillo, has previously said that his imprisonment might be related to USA prosecutors convicting two nephews of Venezuela's first lady, Cilia Flores, on charges of drug trafficking, according to the Tribune.
Venezuelan outlet RunRunes reported that "the Justice and Peace Commission of the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference (CEV) showed up at 11 p.m. on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin) to verify the status of the detainees in The Helicoide at the request of the relatives of the prisoners who were protesting from early hours of the day, until late hours of the morning of this Thursday, May 17".
"We're very anxious about the riot in El Helicoide. Joshua Holt and other American citizens are in danger", the embassy wrote on Twitter in Spanish on Wednesday.
Laurie Holt told the Deseret News that her son appeared to be safe as of Wednesday night.
"I'm here to show you that I am not being kidnapped", Holt says in the video, which he didn't post to his Facebook account.
Rubio, who has been highly critical of the Venezuelan government, denounced diplomatic back channels between the United States and Venezuela in March, describing them as leverage created to trade Holt for US concessions over sanctions. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), declined to comment on how the senator's public remarks may have shaped diplomatic negotiations but said Holt "is an innocent man who is being held as a hostage and should be released immediately".
Security forces are seen Thursday at the entrance of the Helicoide, a detention center in Caracas, Venezuela.
Maduro is expected to be re-elected this weekend despite the crisis.
His first-ever video message from jail came amid what the US Government described as a riot by fellow inmates, including some of President Nicolas Maduro's top opponents who are being held alongside the American.
The Helicoide, carved into a central Caracas hillside, was conceived as a modern mall in the 1950s.
In a previous video, Holt said that he - like numerous prisoners - had been held for years without going to trial. The couple settled into the apartment in Caracas where Holt's new bride lived with her daughters while they awaited USA visas, according to NBC News.
Diosdado Cabello, leader of the Venezuelan Socialist Party, has accused Holt of being a United States agent and the country's top spy in Latin America, but he has not yet been put on trial.
On Wednesday, US charge d'affaires Todd Robinson reportedly made a visit to Venezuela's Foreign Ministry to meet with Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, though no further details are yet known.
On Thursday, the inmates demanded the release of all political prisoners in the country and due process for the 265 confined at the Helicoide, according to a count conducted inside and circulated on Instagram by prisoner and activist Lorent Saleh.
Speaking in an interview with Premiere France , she said that a new instalment could centre around Glover's Calrissian. It seems like that story could be told in what's likely going to be Lando: A Star Wars Story .
The 23-man England squad was announced by video on Wednesday afternoon, with five other players also named on a standby list . Southgate does not have to formally submit his squad list to Federation Internationale de Football Association until June 4.
The FCC also repealed the regulatory underpinning for the rules, in which internet service was classified as a common carrier. The agency past year eliminated Obama-era rules forbidding internet service providers from blocking or slow web traffic.
But he's right - Neymar would make Real a LOT stronger and the thought of him playing alongside Ronaldo is a frightening one. Talk is rife that Neymar is ready to move to Real, having been underwhelmed by the standard of football in Ligue 1.
He was a star pitcher in high school and in college at Washington and Lee and unsuccessfully tried out for the New York Giants. Wolfe critiqued art critics in The Painted Word in 1975, and the architectural decline in From Bauhaus to Our House in 1981.
The company's Facebook page is no longer active, though other retailers are still selling Smok-E Mountain-branded mods. A report from the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner confirmed that the vape pen led to the death of Tallmadge D'Elia.
New York's Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. reported 78 mph wind gusts on Tuesday and about 1,000 lighting strikes per hour. Weather officials say they're investigating other potential tornadoes in Putnam and Orange counties.
Conceding a second so soon after half-time realistically meant all was over bar the singing, which continued right until the end. Atletico Madrid have won this competition on two previous occasions in 2010 and 2012.
Lucemyra has been approved to treat vomiting, muscle aches, agitation, and other symptoms associated with quitting opioids. Side effects included low blood pressure, dizziness, sleepiness, slow heart rate and, in a few people, fainting.
Concluding that "America stands with the long-suffering people of Iran", Trump added, "Great things can happen for Iran". Mogherini says "there was awareness of the urgency" and the four ministers agreed to find some solutions within weeks.
The Liverpool defender continued: "You have to admit he's an unbelievable player and he's done exceptional things in the game". Madrid take on Liverpool on Saturday May 26 in Kiev chasing a third consecutive Champions League title.
Justify solid favorite in Preakness Stakes
Roswell, New Mexico native Mike Smith will ride Justify for Baffert, who is trying for a record-equaling seventh Preakness win . There is no doubt that Justify can handle moisture in the racetrack, but I do still think he is even better on a fast track.
After US, Guatemala inaugurates embassy in Jerusalem
During the ceremony, Netanyahu praised the Central American country for its long friendship and recognition of the Jewish State. Guatemala has opened its new embassy in Jerusalem , becoming the second country to do so after the United States.
European Union chief chides Trump for 'capricious' policies
The break with the US over the Iran deal is just the latest in a series of major breaches in the transatlantic relationship. The U.S. move has paved the way for U.S. sanctions that are likely to hit European companies doing business with Iran.
Moyes and Allardyce out at West Ham, Everton
Moyes' last game in charge was a 3-1 win over Everton on Sunday, after which he suggested his preference was to stay at the club. The Hammers have opted not to renew the Scottish coach's short-term contract, which expired at the end of the season.
Two Nepali Sherpas break their own world records on Everest
Before leaving for the mountain last month, Kami Rita told The Associated Press that he wanted to scale Everest at least 25 times. The 48-year-old Sherpa guide from Nepal has climbed the 29,035-foot peak almost every year since starting at 24 years old.
CDC: Romaine lettuce finally in the clear
But the last shipments of romaine lettuce from Yuma were harvested on April 16, according to the Food and Drug Administration . Iowa, Nebraska, and OR have now joined the list of states reporting E. coli cases linked to romaine lettuce.