HRW: Venezuela security forces abusing protesters

[JURIST] Venezuelan security forces have abused and unlawfully detained protesters, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] report [text, PDF; press release] released Monday. The rights group launched its investigation following a demonstration in February where three protesters were killed [BBC report] by Venezuelan security forces. In its investigation of the ongoing abuse of protesters, HRW found 45 cases with strong evidence of human rights violations. The report documented numerous abuses of protesters including use of excessive force,…


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