Skip to comments.Venezuela government faces brutality accusations over unrest
Posted on 02/26/2014 3:35:51 PM PST by grundle
VALENCIA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan protester Juan Manuel Carrasco says he was cursing soldiers during an anti-government protest when they grabbed him and two friends.
In a case that has become a focus for brutality accusations against Venezuela's security forces, the 21-year-old Carrasco says he later found himself in a National Guard holding area.
"They got me on my knees and started hitting me with batons," he told Reuters at his family home in the central city of Valencia where he is under house arrest pending trial for involvement in unrest that has rocked Venezuela in recent weeks.
"They called me a son of a bitch, and said 'We're going to kill you'," he said, showing bruises on his torso and describing the actions of what he says were 30 soldiers who then forced him and 11 others to strip on February 13.
"They shoved a rifle up my bottom."
That last accusation has particularly incensed government critics, and is one of the most serious of allegations that human rights groups are leveling at Venezuela's military and police over this month's unrest.
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But they only beat you one weekend a month...
Now we know what the Austin Police Chief had in mind
Communist dictatorships being brutal, no! Say it isn’t so! /sarc
Golly, a thuggish regime is behaving thuggishly. Shocking!
Stunning, isn’t it?
And there are lots and lots of pictures and videos for campaign ads of Obama and other lefties being all “snugly warm” with the dictators.
The NYPD is no doubt going to send officers to Caracas to learn more about Venezuela’s cutting-edge law enforcement techniques.
Well, Birds of a Feather, ya know.