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Human Rights Watch urges the OAS to address the Venezuelan crisis

The non-governmental organization complained about the disproportionate use of force against demonstrators

EL UNIVERSAL
Friday February 28, 2014  05:22 PM
"The Organization of American States (OAS) and its member countries should proceed with a meeting on the situation in Venezuela," non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch said on Friday as it called on the regional organization to hear reports on violation of human rights in Venezuela allegedly perpetrated by police and military officers while trying to break up mass demonstrations in the last three weeks.

"Venezuela is not the only country in the region that has faced massive, mostly peaceful demonstrations," stressed José Miguel Vivanco, the director of Human Rights Watch for the Americas. He added that "What sets it (Venezuela) apart is the way the Maduro government has reacted with an abusive combination of censoring news outlets, arbitrarily locking up a prominent political opponent, and bringing brutal force down on protesters."
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