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Protests Still Spreading in Venezuela, Despite Political Repression | Global Voices

Protests are spreading across Venezuela, and the number of deaths is only rising, as the crisis between the government and the opposition boils over.

Both the Bolivarian National Guard and government-sponsored armed forces have been accused of attempted assassinations. Social media users and non-governmental organizations have also recorded a slew of human rights violations. According to Amnesty International’s report on Venezuela, the police are taking protesters to military courts, where they can be arrested without evidence:

The Venezuelan authorities are illegally using the justice system to augment the persecution and incarceration of those who think differently, including the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN), arresting without warrants, prosecuting peaceful activists for crimes “against the nation,” and implementing unjustified preventative detention methods and slanderous campaigns across media platforms against opposition members, among other such methods.

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