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Venezuelan judge rules government critic must face trial
Venezuelan judge rules government critic must face trial

A Venezuelan judge ruled Thursday that Leopoldo Lopez, a harsh government critic and former mayor of a Caracas suburb, will face trial on charges of incitement to violence and will continue to be held without bond. Judge Adriana Lopez issued her decision, after three days of hearings, that there was sufficient evidence to proceed on charges that Lopez was responsible for violent demonstrations leading to his arrest Feb. 18. He is being held in the Ramo Verde military prison. Lopez’s supporters and human rights advocates have criticized President Nicolas Maduro’s government for what they say is a politically motivated arrest based on scant evidence. Clashes between demonstrators and...

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