Pressure on Venezuela to stop intimidation of human right defenders

February 15, 2014

A good example of the interaction of the work of international [human rights] organisations and local media is this piece from El Universal in Venezuela under the title: “Front Line Defenders reject intimidation of human right advocates”. It mentions:

  • Front Line Defenders called for prompt and unbiased investigation into the arbitrary detention and assault of human rights activist Inti Rodríguez and defamation of Humberto Prado, a representative of non-governmental organization Venezuelan Prison Watch .
  • The UN requests inquiry into involvement of armed gangs in violent events.
  • The European Union calls for peaceful dialogue in Venezuela
  • USA asks Maduro’s government to respect freedom of expression.

via Front Line Defenders reject intimidation of human right advocates – Daily News.

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