translated from Spanish: Bachelet about Venezuela: «We urge political leaders to establish meaningful discussions in order to resolve the current crisis»

The former President of Chile and current of the United Nations High Commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, referred to recent incidents that have lived in Venezuela and called on political leaders to dialogue and «renounce to the» violence». As reported by Agence France Presse, AFP, the former President said – through his spokeswoman Marta Hurtado – that the «office of the United Nations for human rights is extremely concerned at the reports about excessive use of force committed by the» forces of security against protesters in Venezuela, which has apparently resulted in dozens of injuries». «Before the mass protests planned for today, we call on all parties show the utmost restraint, and authorities to have respected the right to peaceful assembly» added the letter, in order to establish days of dialogue between the parties. Also the High Commissioner for the DD. HH. reminded the Government of Maduro that «State authorities» have the «obligation to ensure the protection of the human rights of all persons, regardless of their political affiliation. All parties should renounce the use of violence». «We urge political leaders to establish meaningful discussions in order to resolve the current crisis,» he added. It is expected that the days of protests will continue in the coming days, in this sense «The United Nations human rights office will continue to monitor the evolution of the situation in the country», closed the release.



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