Weekly Report - 25 August 2022 (WR-22-34)

VENEZUELA: Mixed signals on human rights

Authorities in Venezuela sent mixed messages on human rights this week, in which the justice ministry signed an agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on human rights training, and the supreme court (TSJ) met representatives from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to discuss the human rights situation in the country. Those meetings were juxtaposed with a statement from government strongman Diosdado Cabello, the vice president of the ruling Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV), who called on the new Colombian government to extradite Venezuelan political dissidents who have claimed asylum across the border.

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