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Michelle Bachelet (photo) told the UN Human Rights Council that non-governmental organizations have reported that the Special Action police in Caracas committed 57 suspected extrajudicial killings in July

Nicolas Maduro's death squads have executed 57 people in Venezuela in just one month, says UN human rights chief

  • Michelle Bachelet made the comments to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
  • Report from July found a & # 39; pattern of torture & # 39; including extrajudicial killings
  • The falling circumstances have led to more than four million Venezuelans taking refuge
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According to the police of the Nicolas Maduro special action, 57 people were executed in Venezuela in just one month.

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Michelle Bachelet made a presentation to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday.

She said that non-governmental organizations report that the Special Action police in Caracas carried out 57 suspected extrajudicial killings in July.

Michelle Bachelet (photo) told the UN Human Rights Council that non-governmental organizations have reported that the Special Action police in Caracas committed 57 suspected extrajudicial killings in July

Michelle Bachelet (photo) told the UN Human Rights Council that non-governmental organizations have reported that the Special Action police in Caracas committed 57 suspected extrajudicial killings in July

Her presentation followed a damning report in which a & # 39; pattern of torture & # 39; was found under the reign of President Nicolas Maduro (photo) with arbitrary detention, extrajudicial killings, sexual violence and forced disappearances

Her presentation followed a damning report in which a & # 39; pattern of torture & # 39; was found under the reign of President Nicolas Maduro (photo) with arbitrary detention, extrajudicial killings, sexual violence and forced disappearances

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Her presentation followed a damning report in which a & # 39; pattern of torture & # 39; was found under the reign of President Nicolas Maduro (photo) with arbitrary detention, extrajudicial killings, sexual violence and forced disappearances

Her presentation followed a destructive written report that was released at the beginning of July and in which a & # 39; pattern of torture & # 39; was found under the reign of President Nicolas Maduro with arbitrary detention, extrajudicial killings, sexual violence and forced disappearances.

The presentation by Bachelet, which received pushback from powerful figures in the government of Maduro, also noted that more than four million Venezuelans have fled the country due to falling conditions.

The minimum monthly wage of the country is only $ 2 due to hyperinflation.

Bachelet noted that although she had called for officials to dismantle the Special Action police force, the unit instead received continued support from the highest levels of government.

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She continued to express concern that groups that had worked with her in the earlier report have since received criticism and threats from senior officials.

& # 39; Reprisals for cooperation with the United Nations are unacceptable & she said.

Bachelet's presentation, which received pushback from powerful figures in the government of Maduro, also noted that more than four million Venezuelans have fled the country due to falling conditions

Bachelet's presentation, which received pushback from powerful figures in the government of Maduro, also noted that more than four million Venezuelans have fled the country due to falling conditions

Bachelet's presentation, which received pushback from powerful figures in the government of Maduro, also noted that more than four million Venezuelans have fled the country due to falling conditions

& # 39; I urge the authorities to take preventive measures. & # 39;

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Bachelet is concerned about a bill that would criminalize the activities of human rights organizations receiving money from abroad, which could further undermine democracy in Venezuela.

Bachelet emphasized the country's progress, but said a member of her team was recently allowed to visit the Ramo Verde Military Center – a prison that is usually used to hold what opposition leaders consider political prisoners.

The government has also released 83 people whose arrests were considered human rights observers arbitrary and officials have agreed to consider another 27 cases.

Socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello, considered the second most powerful figure in Venezuela after Maduro, said Bachelet is fixated on Venezuelan government's efforts to continue the socialist revolution launched by the late President Hugo Chavez

Socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello, considered the second most powerful figure in Venezuela after Maduro, said Bachelet is fixated on Venezuelan government's efforts to continue the socialist revolution launched by the late President Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez

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Socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello (left), considered the second most powerful figure in Venezuela after Maduro, said that Bachelet is fixated on efforts by the government of Venezuela to continue the socialist revolution launched by the late President Hugo Chavez (right)

Bachelet said the only way to overcome the human rights crisis in Venezuela is that the government of Maduro and the opposition led by President Juan Guaido of the National Assembly return to the negotiations under Norway's supervision.

Socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello, considered the second most powerful figure in Venezuela after Maduro, said that Bachelet is fixated on efforts by the government of Venezuela to continue the socialist revolution launched by the late president Hugo Chavez.

Cabello said that no-one had paid attention to serious violations under previous right-wing governments in Venezuela or other governments elsewhere, such as Chile, where Bachelet previously served as president.

& # 39; We will not lose sleep over what Mrs Bachelet says, & # 39; said Cabello.

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& # 39; She's not kidding us. & # 39;

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