The UN actually got one right for once. Then again, even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Now we’ll just sit and wait for the UN report exposing nearly sixty years of atrocities and crimes against humanity committed against the Cuban people by the Castro dictatorship. Make yourself comfortable, we’re going to be waiting quite a while.
The UN Exposes the Atrocities of Nicolás Maduro in a Devastating Report
A new UN report exposes grave abuses of human rights in Venezuela, perpetrated by state security forces, and ignored by the Chavista judiciary.
The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a harsh report outlining the atrocities perpetrated by the Nicolás Maduro regime in Venezuela; a document that will serve as further evidence to condemn those responsible for crimes against humanity in the South American country.
The report not only mentions the repression and the excessive use of force by the state security forces; it also refers to torture, ill-treatment, impunity, lack of judicial oversight, and the increasingly precarious situation with regard to healthcare and food.
The report is entitled Violations of Human Rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and prompted United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, to ask the International Criminal Court to investigate the abuses that are currently taking place in Venezuela.
The representative of the human rights office also noted that it is evident that the rule of law “is virtually absent” in the South American country.
The 71-page document reveals the main violations perpetrated by the Maduro regime, which have been completely ignored by the nation’s top prosecutor (and close Maduro ally), Tarek William Saab.
Violations of the freedom of peaceful assembly: The report highlights that after the increase in protests, the Maduro regime has sought to prevent any kind of public demonstration. It highlights constant violations by state security forces, including the arbitrary arrest of political opponents. It also references the Chavista law against hate, which is used as a broad pretext to further limit the right of peaceful assembly.
Impunity: The document outlines grievous “violations of the rights to truth and justice for the relatives of the people killed during the protests.” At this point, Tarek William Saab is directly responsible for the decrease in investigations thereof.
“Since a new Attorney General has assumed office on August 5, 2017, the pace of investigations has drastically decreased, while the level of active participation on the part of prosecutors has also decreased significantly. A new internal policy, according to which any investigation related to a security agent must be personally approved by the Attorney General, introduced concerns about the loss of prosecutorial independence. In some cases, prosecutors were dismissed from cases for simply investigating.”
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