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UA 449/94 - Venezuela: fear for safety: fear for safety of prisoners as National Guard deployed in seven prisons

, Index number: AMR 53/015/1994

The Venezuelan authorities have announced that they are sending military personnel into seven prisons throughout the country following violent incidents in recent weeks. AI is calling for those so deployed to abide by the United Nations Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials, in order to avoid the repetition of recent human rights violations in the context of prison unrest.

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