Joel García denounces that forensic medicine covers up torture

On September 26, lawyer Joel García reported that his client John Álvarez was diagnosed with loss of vision in his left eye, inflammation of the left kidney and an injury to his right leg, due to the torture he suffered during his detention.

Lawyer Joel Garcia denounced on the night of Tuesday, October 3, that health professionals from the Forensic Medicine in Bello Monte “cover up” torture and are “necessary accomplices” of said acts.
Through his X account, heLawyer specialized in Criminal Law and defender of Human Rights said that the student John Álvarez was taken to the headquarters of the forensic medicine where “he was attended by five doctors or photographers, who, without even touching him, took photos of his face, chest, back and legs, and then told him: you don’t have bruises.
Likewise, the lawyer stated that “it is important to highlight that not only those who carry out it are responsible for torture, but also the directors of the centers where it is committed and also the health professionals who cover it up. “They are necessary accomplices.”
On September 26, García reported that his client, Anthropology student John Álvarez, was diagnosed with loss of vision in his left eye, inflammation of the left kidney and an injury to his right leg, due to the torture he suffered during his arrest.
*Read also: Parents and lawyers of John Álvarez reiterate their request to the Ombudsman to investigate torture

Through his social networks, García pointed out that Álvarez was taken to the forensic service of the Prosecutor’s Office, where he underwent an evaluation and diagnosis. This after 22 days of being detained by officials from the Directorate of Strategic and Tactical Actions (DAET) of the Bolivarian National Police (PNB).

The torture was denounced by the young man during his presentation hearing on September 4. Two days later, his parents reported these events to the Ombudsman’s Office and on September 13 they went to the Attorney General’s Office, which had not taken action until Tuesday the 26th.

NGOs, activists, family members and lawyers have reported that Álvarez was “hit with a bat” and received “electric shocks”, for which they have demanded that the Ombudsman’s Office activate the National Commission for the Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman Treatment or Degrading, and the Attorney General’s Office to open an investigation.

On Monday, September 25, the Fact-Finding Mission of the United Nations (UN) presented its fourth report on the situation in Venezuela to the Human Rights Council. Many of the countries that make up the organization expressed their rejection of the actions of Nicolás Maduro’s government, although there were positions that disagreed with the investigation.

From Geneva, Marta Valiñas, president of the Mission, presented the study. The report details that serious human rights violations continue to be committed in Venezuela and that they are not isolated events, but rather “they reflect that the policy of repression continues.”

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