Venezuela: 77 attacks on human rights defenders in two months, says NGO


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O ditador venezuelano, Nicolás Maduro, em entrevista coletiva no Palácio de Miraflores, Caracas, Venezuela, em 14 de setembro de 2022.

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro at a press conference at the Miraflores Palace, Caracas, Venezuela, in

of September

.| Photo: EFE/ Rayner Peña R.

Venezuela registered 19 attacks and security incidents against human rights defenders only in the month of August, as reported this Monday (14) the NGO Centro para os Defensores e a Justiça (CDJ), noting that, although the percentage is 29% less than in the previous month, are “more violent aggressions”.

In July, it happened 27 incidents against human rights defenders and organizations, but in August the violence applied in most of the 19 cases increased.

The organization It did not insist, in its monthly report, that the attacks documented in August leave a record of “acts of intimidation, harassment, threats under the logic of the internal enemy against those who carry out documentation activities and denounce the serious human rights violations that occur in Venezuela”.

The NGO detailed that of the incidents recorded in August, corresponded to intimidation and harassment, nine were cases of stigmatization and five were threats.

In addition, he highlighted that the “policy of criminalization against the defense, claim and promotion of human rights”, as well as the “systematic campaigns of stigmatization (…) accusations and disqualifications”.

“In August, the disqualifying speech against organizations and human rights defenders, based mainly on expressions of discredit and unfounded accusations about the use of international cooperation for interventionist purposes”, he said.

As for the authors, of the acts were the responsibility of public institutions, seven were carried out by state security bodies, four by state media, two by public officials and another two by persons or groups associated with the ruling party, according to the source.

The NGO recalled the importance of the work of promoting and defending human rights and urged the State to generate “effective mechanisms” for the “full and free ” of defense and humanitarian action.

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