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Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader appeals sentence

Leopoldo Lopez appealed his 14-year sentence during a marathon hearing.

Venezuela was saved from a 'Pinochet', leader says after opponent jailed

Venezuela has been spared a Pinochet-like figure, president Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday, in an apparent defense of a near 14-year jail sentence handed to opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez after deadly protests last year.

US to continue talks with Venezuela despite jailing of opposition leader

 The United States will continue diplomatic talks with Venezuela aimed at improving ties between the two countries despite its concerns about the recent sentencing of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to nearly 14 years in prison, a State Department spokesman said on Friday.

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.

Violent clashes erupt at trial of Venezuela opposition leader

Supporters of jailed politician Leopoldo Lopez and pro-government activists clashed on Thursday in Caracas outside his trial, as tensions spiked over an approaching verdict for Venezuela`s best-known imprisoned opposition leader.

Venezuela frees second prominent opponent in just over 24 hours

A former Venezuelan defense minister turned staunch government critic has been freed from prison, making him the second prominent opposition leader to be let go in a little more than 24 hours.

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez ends hunger strike

 Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez announced Tuesday he has ended a month-long hunger strike, a day after the government set a date for legislative elections.

Venezuela anti-government march demands election date

 Marchers hit the Caracas streets Saturday to demand elections and the release of jailed Venezuelan opposition activists including figurehead Leopoldo Lopez, who has been on hunger strike since May 24. 

Venezuelans mass for year's largest anti-government protests

Thousands donned white and took to the streets in cities across the country in the biggest show of frustration with Venezuela's socialist administration since a wave of bloody anti-government protests a year ago.

Jailed Venezuelan leader starts hunger strike, urges protest

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez is launching a hunger strike and calling for a mass anti-government protest next week in a new video leaked.

Rights board says Venezuela dissidents` lives `in danger`

 A regional rights body urged Venezuela on Monday to implement cautionary measures for jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and another detainee, saying their lives are at risk.

Crisis-hit Venezuela bars ex-presidents from talks with opposition

Venezuela, which has accused a pair of Latin American ex-presidents of trying to spark a coup, on Sunday denied them permission to speak to jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.

Venezuela's Maduro would free Lopez if US freed Puerto Rican

 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday he would only seek the release of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez if the United States agreed to release a Puerto Rican nationalist currently held in a US prison. 

Venezuela charges opposition leader, sparking protests

Protests broke out in Caracas Friday after Venezuela`s attorney general charged jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez with responsibility for anti-government demonstrations that have shaken the country for two months.

Jailed leader calls for more Venezuela protests

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez urged sympathisers to maintain street protests against President Nicolas Maduro as the country`s foreign minister prepared to meet the United Nations Secretary General.

Venezuela pursues second opposition figure

Venezuela issued an arrest warrant for a second opposition figure, his party said, ramping up the pressure on protesters who have staged nationwide rallies in the biggest challenge to President Nicolas Maduro since he came to power.

Venezuela Opposition demands freedom of political detainees

Leaders of the Venezuelan Opposition and students` representatives led a massive demonstration here and announced a list of demands for the government that includes freedom for political detainees.

Venezuela opposition leader surrenders, protesters flood streets

Venezuelan security forces arrested opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on Tuesday on charges of fomenting unrest that has killed at least four people, bringing tens of thousands of his angry supporters onto the streets of Caracas.

Venezuelan opposition leader to surrender in Caracas

Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, the target of a Venezuelan police manhunt for allegedly inciting violence at anti-government protests that ended with three deaths, has said that he will surrender himself after staging one more demonstration.

Venezuela seeks protest leader`s arrest after unrest kills 3

A Venezuelan court ordered the arrest on Thursday of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on charges including murder and terrorism linked to street protests that resulted in the deaths of three people the day before.