Over 30,000 human rights violations filed with the Attorney General Office
Non-governmental organization Cofavic made a presentation at the Inter- American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on the high crime rate hitting Venezuela
At the session, the IACHR and NGO Cofavic thoroughly discussed the situation of human rights in Venezuela. The NGO presented Venezuela's official violence and impunity rates, particularly those concerning the violation of the right to life and personal integrity, informed Cofavic in a press release.
One of the main issues discussed during the session was the rise of violence. From 2000-2008, 8,350 cases of executions were filed with the Attorney General Office and in 2010 the Executive Office conceded 3,942 cases of resistance to the authority. Thus, 11,842 cases of violation of the right to life have been recorded over the last 10 years, Cofavic said.
Data from the Attorney General Office reveals that nearly 30,000 cases of human rights violation were reported from 2006-2010.
The NGO explains that violence rates in Venezuela can be verified through official data recorded by different public sources such as the so-called Mission at Full Life Venezuela, a public security program created on June 2012 by the Executive Office. Mission at Full Life Venezuela put the murder rate in 2011 at 50 per 100,000 inhabitants. According to data from the mission, most of the victims are young men aged 15-44 (80%).
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Yamir Tovar (22) and Luis Fabián (21) were subjected by members of a ‘colectivo' (an armed pro-government gang) in the west Caracas neighborhood of Catia on February 20. Their bodies were found tied up and gagged; they were killed by headshots in execution style.