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Security agents have killed at least 13 people in protests in Venezuela

Ombudsman: at least 24 people who were not even taking part in anti-government demonstrations

Ombudsman: at least 24 people who were not even taking part in anti-government demonstrations
Ombudsman Tarek William Saab says at least 24 people who were not even taking part in anti-government demonstrations nationwide

TODAY VENEZUELA – Ombudsman Tarek William Saab lashed out at violent events and hate crimes in almost three months of protests throughout Venezuela against the government of President Nicolás Maduro.

Saab voiced concern at the murder of at least 24 people who were not even taking part in anti-government demonstrations nationwide, including the victims of barricades.

During a talk show on news TV channel Globovisión, Saab reported that his office has estimated “a sad balance of 66 people killed in 10 states and the Capital District,” as part of the protests started in Venezuela last April 1.

He lamented that some minors were among the casualties, adding that at least 13 people were killed by security agents.

The senior officer condemned violent events and hate crimes in almost three months of protests against the government of President Nicolás Maduro. “As a human rights activist, I condemn such actions; hate crimes have no excuse; nobody can justify them; they are acts of cowardice.”

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