19 de marzo de 2017 00:17 AM
Actualizado el 20 de marzo de 2017 09:25 AM
Amnesty International voiced on Thursday concern about the finding last March 9 of 14 dead bodies in a trench burial at the Venezuelan General Penitentiary (PGV), a jail located in Guárico state (west Venezuela).
In a press release, the global organization appreciated “initial efforts of the Public Prosecutor Ministry in the investigation.” However, it urged the Venezuelan government “to protect all the evidence and exert extra effort in the identification of the remains and search of justice and redress for the relatives of the victims.”
“This horrible finding shows again the need for the authorities engaged in the operation of the Venezuelan penitentiary system to take strenuous actions to face the prison crisis in the country, in order to prevent such horrors from occurring again, including fighting proliferation of firearms in the jails and securing due training of the personnel responsible for keeping order.”