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More than 40 people have died in Venezuela in the week following mass protests. This was stated by the representative of the UN Council for human rights, Rupert Colville, reports Reuters.
According to him, during the last outbreak of violence, 26 people were shot dead by Pro-government forces. According to UN estimates, another 5 people were killed during raids of security forces in the houses, the 11 — during the robberies.
Colville also said that from 21 to 26 January, was detained at least 850 people. Among them, 77 minor, some of them only 12 years old. Thus, for January 23, was detained 696 people — the highest figure for the day in the country over the last 20 years.
23 January amid mass protests, the leader of the Venezuelan opposition, the speaker of Parliament Joan Guido proclaimed himself provisional President and called the current head of state Nicolas Maduro to resign. It was supported by the United States, Canada and several Latin American countries, Israel, January 28 — Australia. At the same time, and with it, Belarus and Turkey and a number of other States supported the legitimacy of the Maduro.
Maduro, the newly elected President, believes that the coup attempt are American policies. He also rejected the ultimatum of the European countries, demanded to hold new elections and threatened otherwise to admit, Guido head of state.
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