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Security forces in Venezuela arrested, tortured and killed young men, and such actions are part of the government’s strategy to neutralize the opposition. This is stated in the UN report, Reuters reports.
The document States that the security forces throw the murdered youth drugs and weapons, and also manipulated the evidence to accuse them of resisting arrest.
States that in 2018 the number of killings, which are mostly similar to extrajudicial executions had reached 5287 people. Since the beginning of the current year and prior to may 19, the number was 1569.
In June, the Minister of communication and information of Venezuela, Jorge Rodriguez said that the authorities prevented another attempt of a coup. Later, the President of the country Nicolas Maduro said that all the participants of the attempted coup caught.
The situation in Venezuela escalated on 23 January, when mass protests after the opposition leader Juan Guido proclaimed himself provisional President. USA, most EU and Latin American countries recognized him as the legitimate head of state. Russia and several other States have announced support for Maduro.
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