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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Venezuela military courts 'used against protesters'


Venezuela's opposition, non-government organisations and international bodies have accused the government of using military courts against its critics. The courts have detained at least 50 protesters, according to a local human rights organisation. The secretary general of the Organisation of American States (OAS) likened the country to a dictatorship. Government officials have not confirmed the arrests or the military processing of civilian suspects. Meanwhile, official figures show there has been a sharp rise in infant mortality and maternal death rates in the country as its economic crisis continues. More…

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