UN report claims Venezuelan security services committed crimes against humanity as directed by President Maduro

A United Nations report presented on Tuesday, September 20 has claimed that Venezuelan security services under the direction of President Nicolas Maduro have committed crimes against humanity in an effort to quash political opposition in the country.

The report compiled by the UN’s Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Venezuela outlines the extensive use of arbitrary arrest and torture in Venezuela since 2014.

Findings were based on interviews with 471 victims, their families, and their legal representatives.

It also interviews another 50 individuals who worked for Venezuela’s General Office of Military Counterintelligence, National Intelligence Service, and other government entities.

It also rebukes Venezuelan authorities for failing to hold abusers accountable.

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