|Kluiverth Roa, age 14, shot in the head by BNP in Venezuela on February 24th|
The Venezuelan human rights NGO, Provea reported on the latest youth to be shot in the head, 14 year old Kluiverth Roa and the circumstances surrounding his untimely death:
The latest is the killing of of 14 year old high school student Kluiverth Roa, at the hands of a member of the Bolivarian National Police of Táchira State identified as Javier Mora. This officer shot the teenager in the head, killing him on the afternoon of February 24th.Kluiverth Roa was buried on February 25th with his Scout troop serving as pallbearers. The respected human rights organization Provea warns that the "killing of Roa Kluiverth is not an isolated event, but is a consequence of the rise of repression in the country."
According to witnesses, Kluiverth Roa, a student in San Agustín Codazzi school in San Critóbal, had just gotten out of school and was in the Barrio Obrero sector of the city, three blocks from the Catholic University of Táchira (UCAT) where a student protest was taking place. Witnesses said the the teenager was surprised by a couple of functionaries riding on motorcycle and one of them shot the youth in the head.