Venezuela: 13 years in prison for opposition by "coup"

Venezuela: 13 years in prison for opposition by "coup" -

The opposition leader of the Venezuelan right Leopoldo López was sentenced to 13 years in prison plans for coup leaders. The judge first Venezuelan instance, Susana Barreiros condemned Thursday Lopez, leader of the party Will Popular (VP) , to 13 years, 9 months, 7 days and 12 hours prison, to be met in the military prison in Ramo Verde, according to the news channel Telesur .

the judgment against Lopez was issued after it was revealed his speech, along with three students in violent events during anti-government protests that took the lives of over 40 people between February and May 2014.

during the trial, the right-wing was charged with public incitement, conspiracy, property damage and fire, as well as being involved in the constructive plan called "Exit", through which sought to overthrow the legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro.

in this regard, the followers of the Venezuelan right and government supporters clashed outside the Palace of Justice in Caracas (Caracas) after the wife of Lopez, Lilian Tintori, came judicial venue where the trial against his spouse was held.

in the few minutes that lasted shocks, participants used stones and sharp objects, while members of the National Guard Bolivariana (GNB) tried to protect passersby and finally ended disperse the protest.

Leopoldo Lopez is in prison since 18 February 2014. He surrendered to authorities days after promoting and incite vandalism and calls guarimbas (disturbances) in Venezuela, in order to overthrow President Maduro.

on several occasions, the Venezuelan government has warned about the actions of the right, which backed by the West, attempts to destabilize the country ahead of the elections.

Between February and May last year, the South american country was the scene of anti-government demonstrations, according to President Maduro, he schemed right, with US backing.

Telesur / AVN

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