ESPACIO PUBLICITARIO
CARACAS, Tuesday January 29, 2013 | Update
 
|
share
|
PRISONS

UN holds Venezuelan State accountable for deaths at Uribana jail

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) called for a "prompt investigation" so that those accountable for the violent incident can be identified and the relatives of the victims can be compensated

The Venezuelan government confirmed Sunday that the riot at Uribana jail, in Lara state, northwest Venezuela, left 58 people dead and 46 injured (Photo: Franklin Suárez / AFP)
EL UNIVERSAL
Tuesday January 29, 2013  09:57 AM
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday lamented the deaths of 58 prisoners in a riot reported Friday in a prison in Venezuela and blamed the authorities for the incident.

"What happened reflects a disturbing pattern of violence in Venezuelan prisons," said at a press conference Pillay's spokesman, Rupert Colville, Efe reported.

"It is a result of the alarming lack of services in Venezuelan prisons, the overcrowding of inmates, and the fact that many of the inmates are under pre-trial detention for a long time," he added.

Therefore, the High Commissioner believes that the Venezuelan authorities "are responsible for what happened, because they should look after the welfare of prisoners."

Pillay called for a "prompt investigation," so that those accountable for the violent incident can be identified and the relatives of the victims can be compensated.

The Venezuelan government confirmed Sunday that the riot at Uribana jail, in Lara state, northwest Venezuela, left 58 people dead and 46 injured.
|
share
|
ADVERTISING SPACE
Dossier
This is all there is

A simple reason: there is oil galore, would suffice to explain Guyana's actions. Another explanation lies in the little or none efforts made by the Venezuelan government to thwart the move by the Guyanese. This is certainly not a new problem, but a problem only recently highlighted because oil is involved. But what other resources does the disputed area hold? For most of us it is a section on the map with black and white stripes on it, a depiction of something distant, alien, a nothingness not worth paying much attention to in geography classes back in elementary school.

 Ranking
  •  Read 
 
fotter clasificados.eluniversal.com Estampas
Alianzas
fotter clasificados.eluniversal.com Estampas
cerrar