UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, lamented Monday that the regime of Nicolás Maduro has not complied with the recommendations of her office to dissolve the Special Actions Force (FAES), “on the contrary, they have received support from the highest government power.”
“In the past month of July alone, the NGO Monitor de Víctimas registered 57 cases of alleged executions by the FAES in Caracas. The documented cases present the same patterns registered in the June report and reveal the absence of mechanisms to protect the victims”, she said in the Human Rights Council during the update of her report.
She stressed that 104 members of the security forces have been convicted for violation of human rights.
“My office is waiting for information on the type of violations and the profile of the victims.”
The Office of the High Commissioner in Geneva has received general information from the Venezuelan Public Ministry indicating that, between August 2017 and May 2019, 104 members of the security forces were convicted of human rights violations.
However, it still awaits details about the types of abuse, the institution to which the perpetrators belonged and the profile of the victims.
MILITARY PRESENCE IN PEMÓN TERRITORY
Michelle Bachelet said that the increase of the military presence in the territory of the Pemon indigenous people – in the state of Bolívar -, it is worrying the violence they have suffered and the cases of members of this and other indigenous peoples who live in the territory of Venezuela that allegedly have been killed by members of the Bolivarian National Guard.
The Pemón community has also suffered forced displacement in order to facilitate extraction mining in their living areas.