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Donald Trump calls for release of Venezuela opposition leader

Donald Trump calls for release of Venezuela opposition leader

Leopoldo Lopez, the founder of Popular Will, is serving a 14-year prison term on charges of inciting unrest at anti-government protests that left 43 people dead in 2014.

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.