Venezuelan opposition leader sentenced to military prison

September 11, 2015 5:11 AM

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Venezuelan opposition leader sentenced to military prison

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López was condemned to 13 years and nine months in a military prison Thursday night, a maximum sentence that is likely to further inflame tensions in this badly divided country.

Accused of “inciting violence” and other charges for his role in mobilizing anti-government street protests last year, Lopez addressed the courtroom, López addressed the courtroom in a nearly three-hour speech prior to receiving the guilty verdict and prison term from Judge Susana Barreiros, as pro-...

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