Friday, January 13, 2017

Civilians tried with military personnel in Venezuelan coup attempt case

A Venezuelan military court has convicted three civilians along with five members of the armed forces for involvement in a February 2015 attempted coup. Details here in Spanish. Human rights jurisprudence severely disfavors the trial of civilians by military courts.

In another case, the President of the National Assembly, Julio Borges, has stated that the military detention of a Deputy is unconstitutional because a military court cannot try a civilian. Details here, also in Spanish.

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