Security forces and pro-government groups responsible for deaths of at least 73 protesters, finds investigation conducted in June and July

The UN has decried “widespread and systematic use of excessive force” against demonstrators in Venezuela, saying security forces and pro-government groups were responsible for the deaths of at least 73 protesters.

Presenting the preliminary findings from an investigation conducted in June and July, the UN rights office described “a picture of widespread and systematic use of excessive force and arbitrary detentions against demonstrators in Venezuela”.

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