UN Rights Chief Calls For Political And Judicial Reform In Venezuela

GENEVA — United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk Saturday called on Venezuela to reform its political and judicial system and to release arbitrarily detained prisoners.

He made his remarks at the end of a two-day official visit to Venezuela.

During his visit, Turk met with senior officials, civil society representatives, victims’ groups, and human rights defenders.

He said that from what he had seen and heard, it was clear Venezuelan society was riven by a profound loss of trust between the government and the people. He said much work is needed to overcome these divisions and rebuild the social contract among Venezuelans.

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