Medina: Venezuelan resistance should stay on streets

Anti-government protests should continue in Venezuela, former diplomat Isaias Medina has said.

"I do believe the resistance should stay in the street, day by day, fighting for the rights. They have done a great job so far," he told Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur, adding that it was sad so many had died in the violence.

More than 120 people have been killed in the violence since anti-government protests began sweeping through the country on 1 April.

The government blames right-wing "terrorists" but the UN suggests dozens were killed by the security forces.

Mr Medina, who represented Venezuela at the UN, resigned in July saying he could no longer represent the government because of human rights abuses.

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You can see the interview in full on Hardtalk on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 August 2017 on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel and on BBC iPlayer (UK only).