The Venezuelan opposition today reported that armed strangers gunned down six members of the Pemón Ikabaru indigenous community and that there is still a serious wounded.
The complaint was made by lawyer Humberto Prado, presidential commissioner for human rights, appointed by the president of the parliament, opposition leader Juan Guaidó.
The attack took place on Friday in Greater Sabana, south of the Venezuelan capital Caracas, near the border with Guyana.
In a statement issued in Caracas, Humberto Prado states that “a group of people were gathered at Dany Tomedez grocery store when a group of black-capped bikers arrived, killing six (indigenous) people who are fully identified and leaving another seriously injured ”.
Humberto Prado explains that he sent information about the incident to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to the Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Pablo Abrao, to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victória Tauli-Corpuz and the IACHR Commissioner for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Antónia Urrejola Noguera.
According to Rep. Dennis Fernández, 80 Pemón Indians have been missing since February after the press reported alleged Venezuelan military actions against indigenous communities in the south of the country.
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