Joshua Holt: Venezuela court rules US man to be tried on weapons charges

From BBC - December 13, 2017

A judge in Venezuela has ordered that a jailed US citizen must stand trial on weapons charges.

Tuesday's ruling comes 18 months after Joshua Holt, 25, was arrested in the capital, Caracas, following his marriage to his Venezuelan girlfriend.

Mr Holt and his family reject the charges against him.

A day before the ruling, Mr Holt's mother released an audio of her son complaining of poor health, and pleaded for his release.

"I am very dizzy and I ca not think and my stomach hurts," Mr Holt says in a 40-second voicemail message. "It hurts bad, and I do not know what to do. I have never felt like this before."


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