The death toll during the protests in Venezuela has risen to 63 people
According to the estimates of the Supervisory authority, almost 1.2 thousand people during the protests, were injured.
MEXICO city, June 3. /Offset. TASS Ivan valueK/. The number of deaths during the protests that have shaken Venezuela since the beginning of April, has risen to 63 people. This was announced on Friday evening (Saturday morning GMT) the attorney General of the Bolivarian Republic Luis Ortega Diaz, the radio station Union Radio. According to the estimates of the Supervisory authority, almost 1.2 thousand people during this time were injured.
Of those 63 deaths 19 accurately linked to the security forces.Luis Ortega Diagonalny the public Prosecutor of Venezuela
The Prosecutor’s office opened nearly 3.4 thousand criminal cases on the facts of the various crimes committed during protests. To date, authorities have detained more than 420 people, while wanted are about 40, including 19 law enforcement officers.
The reason for the mass anti-government demonstrations in Venezuela over the last few years was the Supreme court’s decision expands the powers of President Nicolas Maduro and limiting the functions of Parliament, and ban one of the opposition leaders Henrique Capriles to stand for election for 15 years. The situation worsened after Maduro decided to convene a Constitutional Assembly that could reform the public administration and to amend the basic law.