PINAR DEL RIO


support babalú


Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying


bestlatinosmall.jpg

quotes.gif

activism


ozt_bilingual


buclbanner

recommended reading





babalú features





recent comments


  • Gallardo: I totally agree.

  • asombra: The US certainly shares in the responsibility for Cuba’s downfall, but whether that was deliberate and perverse as opposed...

  • Gallardo: Asombra, your enlightened words are always a pleasure to read. However, I have long concluded that USA is indeed responsible...

  • asombra: Carlos, the monkeys are hideous. The top one reminds me of Woody Allen, and the paired ones remind me of Mia Farrow. Yikes.

  • asombra: “If the desired ultimate result is truly the democratization of our nation…” Sorry, but that is NOT the goal...

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics


elsewhere on the net



realclearworld

Venezuela: Hundreds of detained protesters subjected to inhumane treatment and torture by Cuba-backed dictatorship

Via Maduradas (my translation):

300 detained protestors have been victims of cruel and inhumane treatment

http://www.maduradas.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Represion-Protestas-en-Venezuela-GNB-3.jpg

During his visit to the state of Zulia, human rights activist Rafael Narvaez stated that out of the more than 2,000 protestors detained, 300 throughout the country received cruel treatment in detention centers and another 60 have been victims of torture during the violent protests taking place in the country since February 12th.

Narvaez explained that he obtained the figures during an investigation in different parts of the country from testimony of the victims and their family members. The attorney was dismayed by the government decision to utilize excessive force during the protests. "Just in Zulia there have been 300 people detained of which 7 remain imprisoned and 45 were treated inhumanely," he said.

Rafael Narvaez placed emphasis on the lack of respect for the rights of the detained and that in the case of Zulia, there have been raids of private homes without warrants. The excessive force being used, he explained, is a violation of the constitution and international laws.

Comments are closed.