Against family wishes, Venezuela government buries navy captain who died in captivity

Carmen Arevalo, mother of Rafael Acosta, a navy captain who died while in detention according to his family, walks out from the morgue in Caracas, Venezuela July 10, 2019. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan authorities on Wednesday buried the remains of a navy captain who died in military custody last month, despite the opposition of family members who say he was tortured to death and want an independent autopsy. Rafael Acosta was detained in June 21 for alleged participation in a coup plot but died […]

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