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New report says independence of judiciary has eroded, allowing abuses, including torture, to persist by Noticias de Nueva Esparta

New report says independence of judiciary has eroded, allowing abuses, including torture, to persist by Noticias de Nueva Esparta Judges and prosecutors in #Venezuela have played a significant role in serious #rightsviolations against government opponents, UN investigators have said. Go: noticiasdenuevaesparta.com In a new report released on September, the UN team tasked with probing the rights situation in Venezuela slammed a dire lack of #judicialindependence in the country while detailing how deficiencies in the #justicesystem have allowed certain violations, including the use of torture, to continue with impunity. The team was established by the UN #HumanRights Council in 2019 to probe a slew of alleged violations in the crisis-wracked country, where President #NicolasMaduro faces accusations of cracking down on dissent. “Our latest investigation found reasonable grounds to believe that, under intensifying political pressure, judges and prosecutors have … played a significant role in serious violations and crimes against real and…

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