Venezuela Accused Of Crimes Against Humanity, Including Torture, Murder

Venezuela Accused Of Crimes Against Humanity, Including Torture, Murder

Independent experts for the United Nations accused Venezuela and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of crimes against humanity Wednesday.

The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivian Republic of Venezuela was established “to investigate extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detentions and torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment since 2014” and to hold the perpetrators accountable, per the report.

The report found Venezuela engaged in”arbitrary arrest and detention, as well as torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment,” of various detainees. The report also found “reasonable grounds” to believe that threats of rape were used as part of torture against detainees and their family.

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The 411-page report covers hundreds of cases of crimes committed by Venezuelan security forces and intelligence agencies. One individual, Gregory Hinds, was subject to interrogation and unlawful arrest at the hands of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) for his alleged relationship with opposition leaders.

<img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-7007731" class="size-full wp-image-7007731" src="" alt="Passers-by walk past a graffiti of President Nicolas Maduro, at Petare neighborhood in Caracas on September 16, 2020 amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. – According to a UN report issued today, Venezuela's president and top ministers would be responsible for probable

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