Venezuela: Information for the United Nations Human Rights Committee 139th Session, 9 October – 3 November 2023

In this report to the UN Human Rights Committee, Amnesty International presents its concerns related to the worsening human rights crisis in Venezuela from 2014 onwards, including the intensification of repressive patterns and the consolidation of a state policy to silence dissent, consisting mainly of politically motivated arbitrary detentions, torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment, short-term enforced disappearances, extrajudicial executions and political persecution. These incidents have been part of systematic and widespread attacks on the civilian population and could therefore be classified as crimes against humanity.

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