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Weekly Report - 05 April 2018 (WR-18-13)

VENEZUELA: Police cell deaths highlight criminal justice crisis

A riot and fire at police holding cells in the city of Valencia, Carabobo state, on 28 March, left a toll of 68 dead and many unanswered questions. One immediate conclusion is that the country’s criminal justice system is in a state of near collapse. Ahead of next month’s presidential elections, some government officials are admitting that changes need to be made.

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