22 Feb 2019

Venezuelan paramilitary force accused of extra-judicial killings of protesters

International Editor

Among the extra troops sent to the border by President Maduro are members of the paramilitary Special Action Forces, known as FAES.

Human Rights groups have accused them of carrying out extra-judicial killings of protesters in deprived neighbourhoods of the capital, Caracas. But the paramilitaries maintain they are fighting organised crime and terrorism.

Our International Editor Lindsey Hilsum has been investigating the death of one young man.