Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Venezuelan intelligence has detained and tortured military personnel accused of plotting against the government.
The report by two rights groups comes a day before President Nicolas Maduro is due to be sworn in for a second six-year term.
According to the report, more than 12,800 people have been arrested since 2014 and 800 civilians have been prosecuted by military courts.
HRW documented more than 380 cases of abuse against government critics.
Tamara Broner, a senior researcher with Human Rights Watch’s Americas Division in Buenos Aires, talks to Al Jazeera about the abuse allegations.