Venezuela: Human rights guarantees must be respected: a summary of human rights concerns

This information was submitted to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on 21 March 2011 for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Venezuela in the UPR Working Group at its 12th Session in October 2011. Concerns raised include violations of the rights of human rights defenders; use of the judicial system to persecute those critical of the government; interference with judicial independence; violence against women; freedom of expression and assembly; police violations of human rights; and prison conditions.

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