Venezuela: Extrajudicial Killings and Forced Disappearances
By Aleksander Boyd
Silvino Bustillos, a retired Venezuelan air force colonel and former senior judge in the armed forces FAN judicial system.
London 31.10.05 | The man in the picture above, Silvino Bustillos, is missing. A source with Venezuela's Division of Military Intelligence (DIM) leaked the information about Bustillos’ assassination to Manuel Isidro Molina on Sunday 31 October 2004. Exactly one year has come to pass and Bustillos is yet to appear or make contact with his family after one year.
Some days ago Venezuelan defenders of human rights provided the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights with an exquisitely detailed account of the "thousands of forced disappearances, tens of thousands of unsolved murders, soaring mortality rate among the ill-treated prison population, continued attacks against journalists, increasing persecution of Human Rights defenders, complete obliteration of the country's judicial system, and multiple threats against freedom of expression" (sic).
Yesterday the Post published an editorial, shedding light about the particular case of Carlos Ayala, citing:
And before hired sycophants and other lackeys blow the trumpet of neocommunist Chavez being the victim of an orchestrated misinformation campaign by the US media, how about diverting some of the abundant funds earmarked for propaganda spreading purposes to actually investigating the whereabouts of one Silvino Bustillos?
How about investigating claims that 6.000 Venezuelans have been executed during Hugo Chavez's tenure?
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