Venezuela's rulers accused by UN of death squads and policy of fear

Venezuela's rulers accused by UN of death squads and policy of fear
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  • calendar-gray 05 July 2019

The UN has accused Venezuela of a strategy of instilling fear in its population to retain power, removing opponents with a "shocking" number of alleged extrajudicial killings, APA reports citing BBC.

Victims are arrested and shot, with crime scenes manipulated to suggest they resisted police, a report says.

The UN urges Venezuela to end the "grave violations of economic, social, civil, political and cultural rights".

Nicolás Maduro's administration has not yet officially responded to the report.

Venezuela has in the past dismissed human rights allegations as "lies".

Mr Maduro is locked in a political battle with opposition leader Juan Guaidó.

Faiq Mahmudov

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