Venezuela’s top court accuses more lawmakers of treason

Venezuelan National Police members stand in line near the National Assembly building in Caracas, Venezuela, May 14, 2019. REUTERS

CARACAS – Venezuela’s top court accused four opposition lawmakers of treason on Tuesday, following similar accusations against 10 legislators this month, escalating a deep political crisis in the South American country.

Security forces earlier prevented lawmakers from entering the legislature for Tuesday’s session, saying they were investigating the possible presence of an explosive device inside the building.

The Supreme Court accused lawmakers Carlos Paparoni, Miguel Pizarro, Franco Casella and Winston Flores of treason and inciting rebellion. (Reuters)


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