Punished for Protesting: Rights Violations in Venezuela’s Streets, Detention Centers, and Justice System

Published: May 1, 2014

Beginning on February 12, 2014, thousands of people across Venezuela participated in marches and public demonstrations to protest the policies of the government of President Nicolás Maduro. In Caracas and several other cities, violent clashes broke out between government security forces and protesters.

This Human Rights Watch report from 2014 documents 45 cases with more than 150 victims, in which security forces abused the rights of protesters and others.