Venezuela committing systematic human rights abuses, report says

2014-05-05 The Guardian

Judges and prosecutors in Venezuela have repeatedly ignored evidence of systematic human rights abuses by government security forces, a prominent human rights group said on Monday.

Human Rights Watch said in a new report that dozens of unarmed protesters have been subject to serious physical and psychological abuse during protests that have left at least 41 dead since February. Abuses have included broken bones, denial of medical treatment and threats of rape or death.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/05/venezuela-committing-systematic-human-rights-abuses

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