What is the UN report and what does it allege?
The report is scheduled to be presented to the UN Human Rights Council on Friday.
It is based on “558 interviews with victims and witnesses of human rights violations and the deteriorating economic situation” from January 2018 to May 2019.
Its most damning findings relate to the number of deaths the Venezuelan government has ascribed to resisting arrest.
That figure for last year was 5,287, with another 1,569 up to 19 May this year.
Referring to these figures as “unusually” and “shockingly” high, the report says: “Information analysed by Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights suggests many of these killings may constitute extrajudicial executions.”
To be fair, Venezuela’s Death Squads have been a part of the country for decades, but they were more a case of Star Chamber than political prosecution. But Chavez developed the “Colectivos” whose mission was to scare and kill political opponents and every frigging body in Venezuela knows that. With that, add the SEBIN (Venezuelan Internal Police) and the Bolivarian Police’s FAES (Special Actions) known to be engaged in extra curricular kidnappings and killings for personal profit and what you have is a country caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place for living in fear. Hell, a couple of days ago I posted a video of a death squad in Venezuela popping people behind some industrial building.
And none of this is new, except for the UN.
And some people complain when I post this photo around.? The UN are accomplices, nothing more.
Hat Tip Charlie F