Opposition leader López again in house arrest

Opposition leader López again in house arrest

World August 6, 2017 06:36

caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López has been placed under house arrest after being held in prison last week with another opposition leader. López's wife released his release from prison on Saturday.

Before their arrest, Antonio Ledezma and López were already in house arrest. They were taken from their house on Tuesday and transferred to prison. According to the Supreme Court of the South American country, the politicians wanted to flee. Ledezma was allowed to leave the prison on Friday. He also does not leave his house.

Maduro won a controversial election for the constitution of a constitutional meeting last week, giving him much more power. López and Ledezma have been opposed to other opponents like that.

López was arrested in July after being held in jail for three years in anti-government protests in 2014.

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