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Amnesty blames Venezuela government for worst human rights crisis in its history

Sep 22, 2018 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

(JURIST) - Amnesty International UK blamed the Venezuelan government under President Nicols Maduro for the worst human rights crisis in its history in a report published on Thursday.

The study highlights human rights abuses that Amnesty condemns as showing a disregard for human life. Among the most poignant statistics are that 22 percent of homicides committed in 2016 were by government security officers and that more than a majority (60 percent) of murder victims are boys and young men ra...