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Montevideo, December 14th 2018 - 15:33 UTC

Tag: Ravina Shamdasani

  • Thursday, October 11th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    Conditions in Venezuelan prisons are “beyond monstrous” claims UN human rights office

    “Overcrowding is rife” and the infrastructure is infested with rats and insects. Not all detainees have access to natural light, and food and drinking water is limited

    Conditions in Venezuela’s prisons are “beyond monstrous”, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said, before calling for an independent and transparent investigation into the death of a leading political opponent of the Government. Issuing the alert in Geneva, OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said that there were specific concerns for the well-being of 59 Colombian nationals, who’ve been held for more than two years without being charged.

  • Saturday, April 16th 2016 - 08:45 UTC

    OAS chief meets Rousseff and disagrees with the impeachment process

    Almagro said OAS has made a detailed analysis of the impeachment process against Dilma, and has concluded that it does not fit within the rules of this process.

    Brazilian president President Dilma Rousseff received on Friday in Brasilia the Organization of American States, (OAS), Secretary General Luis Almagro to discuss on the current situation in the country, some regional issues and the role played by OAS.