Venezuela opposition mayor Ledezma out of jail for surgery

April 25, 2015 9:02 PM

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CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition mayor Antonio Ledezma was out of jail and in a Caracas clinic on Saturday, awaiting an operation after being granted house arrest on medical grounds.

The 59-year-old politician - whose detention in February has become a cause célèbre for rights groups pressuring President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government - was to undergo surgery for a recurrence of a hernia, his wife and lawyers said.

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