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The continuing human rights crisis in Venezuela saw further reports of extrajudicial executions, excessive use of force and unlawful killings by the security forces during the year. People expressing criticism of government policies – including political activists, journalists and health workers –...
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Venezuela: Woman detainee needs vital health care

Emirlendris Benítez is a 42 year-old mother, sister and tradeswoman who in August 2018 was arbitrarily detained for political reasons and subjected to torture in Venezuela. She now faces an unjust 30-year prison sentence in inhumane detention conditions and needs urgent medical care, including a...
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Venezuela: Venezuelan defenders under arrest

Javier Tarazona, Director of local NGO Fundaredes, and Omar de Dios García, Fundaredes’ activist, were arbitrarily detained on 2 July 2021 after attempting to report harassment from security officers at the Attorney General’s Office in the city of Coro (West). Both human rights defenders’...