Venezuela opposition leader Lopez gets nearly 14 years prison

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was sentenced to 13 years, nine months and seven days in prison, his lawyer Roberto Marrero said late Thursday.

AFP| Updated: Sep 11, 2015, 09:34 AM IST

Caracas: Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was sentenced to 13 years, nine months and seven days in prison, his lawyer Roberto Marrero said late Thursday.

The popular dissident, a US-trained economist who has been held at a military prison since February 2014, is accused of inciting violence against the government of President Nicolas Maduro and attempting to force his ouster.