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Venezuela may have 'executed' thousands in extrajudicial killings: UN

WorldNews Friday, 5 July 2019
Venezuela may have 'executed' thousands in extrajudicial killings: UNNearly 7,000 people have been killed during security operations in Venezuela in the past year and a half, the UN said Thursday, warning that many of the killings likely constituted "executions". In a fresh report, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said the Venezuelan government had registered at least 6,856 killed in alleged confrontations with state forces since the beginning of 2018. "The incidence of alleged extrajudicial killings by security forces... has been shockingly high," Bachelet's office said in a statement. Last year, the government registered 5,287 killings, purportedly for "resistance to...

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