NGO: Venezuela’s Socialist Government Feeding Political Prisoners ‘Raw Pasta with Feces’

Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, speaks during an event in Caracas, Venezuela, on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The South American nation has been riven by protests for weeks, and Maduro has called for a popular assembly to write a new constitution, a fresh attempt to consolidate control. Protests over the past month have resulted in at least 30 deaths, and opposition politicians have vowed to continue street actions. Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A Venezuelan NGO, in conjunction with Human Rights Watch, has accused the government of Venezuela of beating and torturing peaceful protesters arrested and thrown into military prisons. Among the most gruesome tortures that multiple survivors of the prisons recalled was being forced to eat “pasta with feces.”

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