Venezuela moves opposition ex-mayor from jail to home arrest

January 17, 2015 2:11 PM

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CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan judicial authorities have allowed a former opposition mayor jailed during a wave of anti-government protests in 2014 to swap his cell for house arrest because of poor health.

Relatives and supporters of Vicencio Scarano, former mayor of San Diego in central Carabobo, welcomed his freedom from jail, but the move did not seem to signal any wider release for other jailed opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.

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