Venezuela’s Congress strips opposition lawmakers of immunity

FILE PHOTO: Henry Ramos Allup, lawmaker of the Venezuelan coalition of opposition parties (MUD), speaks during a gathering with opposition supporters in Caracas, Venezuela March 17, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello/File Photo

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s pro-government Constituent Assembly on Tuesday stripped seven opposition legislators of parliamentary immunity after they joined rallies on April 30 amid a failed uprising aimed at ousting President Nicolas Maduro. The country’s Supreme Court earlier had said the legislators should be investigated for crimes including conspiracy, treason and rebellion. It did not […]

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