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U.N. investigative report targets human rights abuses in Venezuela

U.N. human rights investigators said the world's permanent war crimes tribunal should prosecute Venezuelan security forces for hundreds of arbitrary killings and other abuses.

Venezuelan municipality of Carrizal
Venezuelan municipality of Carrizal (AN/Ricardo Mello)

GENEVA (AN) — U.N. human rights investigators suggested the International Criminal Court should take up evidence that Venezuelan security forces carried out hundreds of arbitrary killings and other abuses in the name of fighting crime.

The Geneva-based Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, or OHCHR, said the Venezuelan government under President Nicolas Maduro seemed to have done almost nothing to hold accountable the 357 officers investigated between 2015 and 2017.

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