United Nations' human rights office has expressed concern about the risk of further violence in Venezuela as the country prepares for a vote to start rewriting the constitution.

A spokeswoman for U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Liz Throssell said in Geneva that wishes of Venezuelan people to participate or not in this election need to be respected.

She urged the government to manage any protests in line with international human rights norms and standards and also called on those opposing the election to do so peacefully.

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