US State Dept travel ban on 2 Venezuelan officials for human rights violations

The US has listed Rafael Enrique Bastardo Mendoza, Commander of Venezuela’s Police Special Forces (the FAES), and Ivan Rafael Hernandez Dala, Commander of Military Counter Intelligence (the DGCIM) in response to “gross violations of human rights”. The violations have been detailed in a report (5 July 2019) published by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, which recorded at least …

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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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