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Friday, March 17, 2017

Security Forces Killed 250 Venezuela Children in 2016: Report


Security forces in Venezuela killed over 250 minors in 2016, a steep rise compared to the previous year and yet another worrying indication of the excessive use of force by state agents amid deteriorating security conditions in the country.  A total of 254 adolescents and young children were killed by Venezuelan security forces last year, according to a new report by the civil society group Cecodap, which focuses on the rights and needs of children and adolescents. That figure represents a 43.5 percent increase from the 177 reported youth deaths at the hands of security forces in 2015.More…

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