Venezuela: Regime transfers Lopez to house arrest

Source: CBS News

“Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was transferred to house arrest Saturday after spending more than three years behind bars in a military prison. The Supreme Court, in a statement, said it had granted Lopez the ‘humanitarian measures’ for health reasons and “serious signs of irregularities” in the handling of the case that it did not specify. Outside Lopez’s house in the capital, Caracas, a few dozen supporters arrived carrying Venezuelan flags to celebrate along with journalists looking for information about whether the transfer may have been part of a larger deal between the opposition and President Nicolas Maduro’s government.” (07/08/17)