UN Rights chief urges abuses probe in Venezuela

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The UN human rights chief has called for an international investigation of atrocities in Venezuela, blasting the government’s chronic refusal to probe security officers over the alleged killings of civilians
“The failure to hold security forces accountable for such serious human rights violations suggests that the rule of law is virtually absent in Venezuela,” said Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, as his office launched a new report on the crisis-stricken country.
Al-Hussein asked the UN Human Rights Council to set up its highest-level probe — a Commission of Inquiry — for Venezuela and said the International Criminal Court may need to get further involved.
Last weeek the UN Human Rights chief in his separate report had sought thorough probe into rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.—Agencies

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