Friday, November 14, 2014

UN: Venezuela court keeps opposition leader in jail

A Venezuelan court has declined to meet a United Nations call for the release of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who faces charges of inciting violence stemming from anti-government protests early in 2013. The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions and the body’s top human rights official have urged Venezuela to release Lopez and other jailed government opponents.

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