August 14, 2020

Venezuela jails 15 for decades over botched invasion

Caracas (AFP) – Venezuela on Friday sentenced 15 people to more than two decades in prison over a failed invasion plot that President Nicolas Maduro has said was an attempt to overthrow him. The sentencing comes a week after two former US soldiers were handed 20 years over the plot that quickly unravelled once armed men landed on the nation’s Caribbean shore in May.Amongst those jailed for 24 years was capitan Antonio Sequea, accused of leading the operation, said Attorney General Tarek William Saab.He said the 15 Venezuelans had “admitted their responsibility” in the “terrorism, rebellion and…

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