|AI INDEX: AMR 53/015/2002 11 November 2002|
AI Index AMR 53/015/2002 (Public)
News Service Nr. 204
11 November 2002
Embargoed for 11 November 2002 01:00 GMT
An Amnesty International delegation is set to
visit Venezuela between 11 and 22 November to
investigate reports of human rights violations in
The delegates, Rupert Knox, Ignacio Saiz and Roddy Brett of the Americas Regional Program at Amnesty International's International Secretariat in London, will visit the states of Anzoatequi and Bolívar, where they will investigate in particular the activities of irregular police groups.
The delegation will also visit Caracas, where they will meet government authorities, representatives of the police force and the judiciary, civil society organizations and victims of human rights violations. Issues high on the agenda at these meetings will include the human rights violations committed during the disturbances of 11 to 15 April, the progress of the resulting investigations, and general matters concerning the administration of justice and the protection of human rights in Venezuela.
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