The opinion columnist of the newspaper El Clarín frequently called state authorities into question
The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS) railed Monday on the murder of journalist Wilfred Ojeda Peralta.
Also, the Office urged the Scientific, Penal, and Criminology Investigation Police Agency (Cicpc) to commence exhaustive and diligent investigations in order to establish the motives of the crime.
In a statement, the OAS agency also urged the authorities to punish those responsible for the crime occurred on Tuesday, May 17. The body of the columnist of El Clarín newspaper was found hooded, with his hands bound, and had been shot in the head in the city of La Victoria, in the central state of Aragua, as reported by Efe.
The opinion columnist of the newspaper El Clarín frequently called state authorities into question.
It is "the duty of the state to prevent and investigate such occurrences, to punish their perpetrators and to ensure that victims receive due compensation," the Office of the Special Rapporteur recommended.
When we look at the issue of human rights in Venezuela and the relevant reports submitted each year, a clear pattern emerges, namely, the impunity following the violation of rights such as freedom of expression, political rights, and the right to life and personal integrity, which has Venezuela consistently ranking among the lowest scorers in assessment indices.