Venezuela violinist suffers hearing loss after police beatingmain
The violinist Wuilly Arteaga, who has been out every day playing in protests against Government oppression, was seized by police on Thursday and beaten with his own instrument, according to his friends.
‘They burned his hair with a lighter, beat him very hard, meaning that he can’t hear through his right ear,’ said Alfredo Romero, head of the Penal Forum rights group.
More than 100 civilians have been killed in the present unrest.
The country goes to elections today to vote on the president’s plan to change the constitution.