UN says Venezuelan courts are involved in human rights violations
President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro gestures as he speaks in a press conference at Miraflores Palace on Feb. 17, 2021, in Caracas, Venezuela. - Carolina Cabral/Getty Images South America/TNS

Venezuela’s justice system is exceedingly unjust, with its courts being used as a tool of repression used to arbitrarily jail activists and political opponents to the Nicolás Maduro regime while turning a blind eye to a growing number of human rights violations, a United Nations report said Thursday. In a 200-page report presented in Geneva on Thursday, the U.N. Fact-Finding Mission on Venezuela said that Maduro’s intelligence agencies routinely persecute activists and political adversaries, falsifying evidence to arrest them for political reasons and even using torture, force disappearances a...