Venezuela accused of ignoring rights abuses

Human Rights Watch says evidence of abuses by government forces have been ignored by judges and prosecutors.

    Judges and prosecutors in Venezuela have repeatedly ignored evidence of systematic human rights abuses by government security forces, according to a prominent human rights group. 

    Human Rights Watch said in a new report that dozens of unarmed protesters have been subject to serious physical and psychological abuse during protests that have left at least 41 dead since February.

    Abuses have included broken bones, denial of medical treatment and threats of rape or death.

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Valencia, Venezuela.


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