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Students demonstrate against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in the streets of San Cristobal, in the Venezuelan border state of Tachira, close to Colombia, on November 3, 2016. Venezuela's opposition began a tense truce on Wednesday with President Nicolas Maduro, but supporters accused it of betraying them amid warnings the strategy might backfire. With Pope Francis's blessing, Maduro and top opposition leaders have agreed to sit down to Vatican-mediated talks starting November 11, seeking an exit from a nasty political crisis and economic melt-down. But not everyone is on board. / AFP / GEORGE CASTELLANOS (Photo credit should read GEORGE CASTELLANOS/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Police Brutality Killed over 4,000 Venezuelans and Counting in 2016

Venezuelan government statistics revealed this month show that 4,156 people were killed in incidents labeled “resistance against authorities” between January and September 2016. Venezuela’s police have been accused of torture and beatings of dissidents, as well as raids of political opponents’ offices and keeping dissidents as prisoners of conscience.