Justice for Venezuela
“If we were in a free country my brother would not have been killed...his only 'crime' was thinking different“
This is the fate of thousands of victims of the security forces who, under the command of Nicolás Maduro, have targeted those who took to the streets to demand a change of government in Venezuela.
Instead of looking for solutions and to talk with people, the authorities responded to protests by ordering the military and police onto the streets to repress and punish those who hold different views.
In just five days, at least 41 people died during the protests, all from gunshot wounds. More than 900 have been arbitrarily detained; on 23 January alone (the day that the demonstrations were held across the country), 770 arbitrary detentions were reported.
The evidence indicates that the state authorities carried out targeted extrajudicial executions of people who took part in the protests. They later described them as “criminals”, killed in clashes with the authorities.
In Venezuela, access to justice is almost non-existent. Support us. Sign this petition asking the UN Human Rights Council to monitor and report on the human rights situation in Venezuela.