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

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By Reuters

NEWYORK (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)