BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is getting ready to impose extra sanctions on Venezuela focusing on officers who’re accused of being concerned in torture and different human rights violations.
EU overseas coverage chief Federica Mogherini stated in a press release Tuesday that it’s working with the U.N. to guarantee that human rights are revered in Venezuela following experiences of abuses by the safety forces.
Mogherini stated that “the EU is able to begin work in the direction of making use of focused measures for these members of the safety forces concerned in torture and different severe violations of human rights.”
The EU has had measures in place since 2017, together with an embargo on arms and on tools for inside repression. It additionally slapped 18 officers with journey bans and asset freezes.