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Venezuela Releases 22 Prisoners After UN Report

First Posted: Jul 19, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

Venezuela released 22 prisoners, including high-profile judge Maria Afiuni and journalist Braulio Jatar, on Thursday, according to the UN. They were released on the same day the UN published a report by its human rights chief Michele Bachelet detailing alleged rights abuses in the country. Ms. Bachelet had separately asked President Nicolás Maduro to release the prisoners, her spokesperson said. Venezuela said that Ms Bachelet's report was biased.

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