Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Venezuela key opposition leaders seized after poll, relatives of the pair say

Two Venezuelan opposition leaders, Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma, have been re-arrested, relatives of the pair say.

They were under house arrest after accusations of inciting violence during anti-government protests in 2014.

The two have been taken to Ramo Verde military jail, family members say.

The move comes just two days after a controversial vote for a constitutional assembly saw violence on the streets, with at least 10 people killed.

President Nicolás Maduro convened the assembly to rewrite Venezuela's constitution amid spiralling anti-government protests on 1 May.
He argued that the move would create peace and foster dialogue by bringing together different sectors of Venezuela's polarised society.

BBC     News.