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In a new report, Michael Bachelet explained that abuse and torture are still practiced in Venezuela.

24-02-2020 Michael Bachelet Politica International One Photo / Violin Martin

Michael Bachelet, The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in detail in a new report The system of abuse and torture used by the Nicolas Maduro regime against the people, but above all, is still practiced in Venezuela for opposition..

“Office United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has consistently received credible reports of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. He received some reports of beatings, electric shocks, sexual violence and threats of rape. The OHCHR is unaware of any action taken by the National Commission for the Prevention of Torture from June 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, and reads part of the report released on Thursday.

OHCHR documented new cases in which people were forcibly missing and were unrelated at the time. Authorities have refused to share his whereabouts with his bodyguards or his relatives. “These practices expose inmates to a higher risk of ill-treatment,” the agency says.

In addition, they also received reports of sexual violence against women in pre-trial detention, claiming that most facilities did not meet gender norms and that prisoners were often viewed by men. “On March 13, a Barinas state police officer shot and killed a man in police custody for refusing to have sex.. The OHCHR welcomes the accusation of a police officer who allegedly shot the victim, and calls on the prosecution to fully investigate allegations of sexual violence committed by other detained women and to prosecute police officers allegedly involved.

Dozens of people are proving to be trying to get the attention of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michael Bachelet.  Caracas, 2019. EFE / Rayner Peña
Dozens of people are proving to be trying to get the attention of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michael Bachelet. Caracas, 2019. EFE / Rayner Peña

The report also warns that the whereabouts of many others, including Lieutenant Colonel Juan Antonio Hartado Campos, who has been detained since September 2018, and Hugo Enrique Marino Salas, who has been detained since April 2019, are unknown.

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Condemnation of OHCHR Properly violating the rights of the accused, an investigation without undue delay, a fair trial and legal assistance.To. The report documents at least 12 cases in which people have been detained without an arrest warrant and in the absence of an open telecommunications.

All of the above added to the routine and misuse of prevention, regardless of alternative measures for prevention, especially in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic, the health system deficiency in the Caribbean and the vast majority of its population living in extreme poverty.

“The dynamics and practices observed by OHCHR in previous reports continue to be of concern. Prisoners are said to have been arrested after reporting cases of torture or ill-treatment to the courts. In some cases, the accused have been called to testify against victims of criminal proceedings against them. The OHCHR has consistently received complaints in these cases, without judges or prosecutors taking preventive measures to protect the accused or addressing appropriate procedural concerns.Says the report.

Nicolas Maduro walks in with his wife Celia Flores;  Defense Minister Vladimir Badrino Lopez and Remigio Ceballos, Commander of the Armed Forces Strategic Operations Command, during a military ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela on July 27, 2019. Via Miraflorus Palace / Guide REUTERS.
Nicolas Maduro walks in with his wife Celia Flores; Defense Minister Vladimir Badrino Lopez and Remigio Cepalos, Commander of the Armed Forces Strategic Operations Command, during a military ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela on July 27, 2019. Via Miraflores Palace / Guide REUTERS.

For example, the Directorate General of Military Intelligence reported that a detainee had tortured a judge and forced him to testify. The victim was informed that the three detained family members would be released if they cooperated with the investigation. Meanwhile, the prisoner is in the custody of his torture victims, without any precautionary measures being taken.

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The report condemns the precarious situation in detention families where prisoners are poorly fed and the restrictions on receiving visits from family members. In addition, there is concern about OHCHR Deaths in custody, especially among persons deprived of liberty due to tuberculosis, malnutrition and other diseases.

With regard to the next regional elections to be held in Venezuela in November, the OHCR regime reveals that it is urging its population to vote in its course before the election process. According to the complaint, “Public officials at the national and local levels threatened to assert social interests or cancel voters’ access to social assistance, including food baskets and currency grants.. Employees of government agencies and institutions were reportedly threatened with dismissal if they did not vote. ”

Quida Noted that Regional and municipal elections are not a solution to the “conflict” in Venezuela, But “a strategy of dictatorship.”

In a statement shared by his team, Quide pointed out that “dictatorship” is holding regional elections to divide the democratic alternative.

“Regional elections are not the solution to the crisis. This is a misnomer, we are fighting for conditions. We understand that regional elections are not a solution to our conflict, we need presidential elections, ”he said.

In addition, He emphasized that the letter was not a signal of a formal antitrust inquiry into the allegations, but rather a signal of a formal antitrust inquiry into the allegations.. “They can’t even call a presidential election because it is subject to dictatorship,” he said.

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