GENEVA (4 August 2017) – The Government of Venezuela must stop systematically detaining protesters and end the growing use of military tribunals to try civilians, a group of United Nations human rights experts* has said. 

The authorities must also respect the rights of all demonstrators and detainees, and guarantee their physical and psychological well being, the independent experts said.

“We are very concerned about allegations of arbitrary detention, and excessive and indiscriminate use of force in the context of public protests, as well as the use of military tribunals to prosecute civilians,” they stressed.

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