September 27, 2019 / 3:27 PM / 20 days ago

Venezuelan opposition calls U.N. human rights mission 'tremendous impulse'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition politician Julio Borges said on Friday the announcement of a United Nations Human Rights Council international fact-finding mission to document violations in Venezuela is a “tremendous impulse” to denounce and punish rights violations in his country.

Borges, speaking at a press conference in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, said a European Union decision to sanction more Venezuelan officials close to President Nicolas Maduro is “very important” but “more is needed.”

Reporting by Luc Cohen and Rodrigo Campos; editing by Grant McCool

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