Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez sentenced

Image copyright AP The prominent Venezuelan opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez has been sentenced to 13 years and nine months in prison.
He was found guilty of inciting violence during mass protests he led in early 2014.
The 44-year-old had been held in a military prison since February 2014.
While the court verdict was being awaited, fighting broke out between his supporters and pro-government activists outside the courthouse in Caracas.
Lopez's supporters said one of their number had suffered a heart-attack during the disturbances.
His lawyer said there had been serious irregularities in... read more

 
11 September 2015 in World News, Views: 44
Source: BBC
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