18 de abril de 2017 08:37 AM
Actualizado el 20 de abril de 2017 07:34 AM
The Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights warned on Tuesday the Venezuelan government that delivery of weapons to civilians will just exacerbate tension and conflict in Venezuela.
“In the context of the ongoing conflict in Venezuela, the tension needs to be relieved, instead of escalating, and the more weapons in the streets, the increasing possibility of using them,” said the Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Rupert Colville.
On Tuesday, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced the approval of a plan to expand to 500,000 the members of the Bolivarian Militias who, armed with rifles, will deploy over all areas for the “country defense,” Efe reported.
Colville reminded the president of freedom of association and the right to protest as a universal human right that must be observed.