Venezuela deports 59 Colombians arrested “arbitrarily” three years ago – U.N.

Members of Venezuelan security forces stand guard at the Simon Bolivar International Bridge as a group of Colombian citizens, who had been detained almost three years ago on allegations they were paramilitaries, wait to be deported back to Colombia, in San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, as seen from the outskirt of Cucuta, Colombia June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Ferley Ospina NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government on Saturday deported 59 Colombian citizens who had been “arbitrarily” detained there almost three years ago, the United Nations human rights office said, applauding it as a “positive sign.” Colombia’s foreign ministry had requested last year that the United Nations intervene to negotiate the release of those arrested in September […]

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