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CARACAS, Thursday January 31, 2013 | Update
 
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PRISONS | The organization issued a communiqué

IACHR deplores slaughter in Venezuelan jail

The regional organization reminded the Venezuelan State of its duty to "take the necessary steps to protect the life and safety of inmates"

EL UNIVERSAL
Thursday January 31, 2013  02:35 PM
After deploring the tragedy occurred in Uribana jail, located in Lara state, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) requested Venezuelan authorities to take action to punish the people responsible for the event and prevent further similar occurrences.

In a press release, the entity seated in Washington was surprised at learning that the government explanation for the events that claimed a death toll of 58 prisoners, one minister and one National Guard officer were the result of an intended search.

"Due establishment of the order inside prisons by the authorities is an essential premise to ensure prisoners' human rights," the organization stated.

"States, as guarantors of prisoners' rights, should take all the necessary steps to protect the life and safety of inmates," they added.

Likewise, the IACHR remembered that the Inter-American Court of Human Rights imposed provisional measures on Uribana jail in 2007, including the government duty to disarm prisoners.

With reporting by Juan Francisco Alonso
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