Arrest warrant issued for Henrique Capriles

If convicted, the defendants could be facing a prison term of 3-6 years

Leopoldo Lopez, an economist and the "Voluntad Popular" party leader of Venezuela, said that arrest warrants have been issued against him, as well as for presidential candidate Henrique Capriles and other members of his team.

The decision was made this afternoon by Luisa Estella Morales, who is the president of the Supreme Court of Justice in Venezuela, which many are already assuming that it was an order given by Nicolas Maduro. This is being seen as of the result of the disturbances that have been caused recently, where the citizens of this country are not acknowledging the results of the election that was held on Sunday April 14.

These arrest warrants are citing Articles 285 and 292 of the Venezuelan Penal Code, referring to the instigation to commit crimes. If convicted, the defendants could be facing a prison term of 3-6 years. The names of other accused opposition leaders have not been published as well as members of his campaign team.

Joy.Ruvalcaba@sandiegored.com

Omar.Martinez@sandiegored.com

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