Human Rights Watch (HRW) Executive Director for the Americas José Miguel Vivanco said his organization had never seen police officers use “horizontal high-speed multiple projectile launchers” as it happens in Colombia.
Colombian former President Álvaro Uribe on Friday urged that police and military have the right to use arms in the context of demonstrations against the tax reform being promoted by the government of Ivan Duque, his political godson. The following reactions included Human Rights groups and political figures pressing Twitter to suspend Uribe’s account, where he posted the message.
Uruguay’s government announced June 27 that it will reopen more than 80 human rights violations allegedly committed during the 1973-85 military dictatorship. The decision follows a long legislative battle but nevertheless remains highly controversial since the latest opinion polls indicate a majority of Uruguayans, 55%, want an end to the discussion.
Guaranteeing respect for human rights in Colombia is the common purpose of Non-governmental Organisations (NGO) and the government, Colombia’s defence minister said, responding to Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Venezuela should close a recently created office that grants President Hugo Chávez administration broad powers to limit public debate, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday in a release. The government should also stop seeking to discredit human rights defenders and prosecuting critics.