17 miners killed in Venezuela were shot in head

Caracas – Venezuelan officials say all but one of 17 miners found dead in a mass grave near where they went missing had been shot in the head. Attorney General Luisa Ortega said Wednesday that all were quickly identified and the bodies are being returned to family members.

Human rights groups are calling for a thorough investigation because witnesses reported the miners were detained by armed men wearing vests bearing police insignia.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4779597,00.html

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