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Venezuela opposition leader Lopez freed and under house arrest

Venezuela opposition leader Lopez freed and under house arrest
From BBC - July 8, 2017

Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez has been put under house arrest after more than three years in jail.

"Leopoldo Lopez is at his home in Caracas with [his wife] Lilian and his children," his lawyer Javier Cremades said.

Mr Lopez is three years into a 14-year sentence for inciting violence during anti-government protests in 2014.

The Supreme Court said he was released on health grounds.

He was being held in a jail near Caracas and has always protested his innocence.

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