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Venezuela: Amend Amnesty Law Proposal

Expand Riot police clash with anti-government demonstrators in the neighborhood of Los Mecedores, in Caracas, on January 21, 2019. © 2019 FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images (Washington, D.C.) – The Venezuelan National Assembly should amend its proposed amnesty law to comply with international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch said today. On January 22, 2019, the National Assembly proposed an amnesty law that would apply to people subject to politically motivated prosecutions, as well as to civilian and military officials who “collaborate with restoring constitutional order in Venezuela.”…

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