Venezuela opposition leader's jailing prompts criticism at home and abroad

The conviction and harsh sentencing of one of Venezuela’s top anti-government leaders has brought widespread criticism domestically and abroad for what has been condemned as a politically motivated ruling, while opposition parties plot how to channel the indignation into electoral victory.
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International human rights groups, the United States, United Nations and the European Union decried the lack of judicial independence in the trial of Leopoldo López, found guilty on Thursday of inciting... read more

 
12 September 2015 in World News, Views: 29
Source: Guardian
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