Tamil Diplomat

Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez sentenced

He was found guilty of inciting violence during protests in 2014 in which 43 people – from both sides of the political divide – were killed.

The 44-year-old had been held in a military prison since February 2014.

While the court verdict was being awaited, fighting broke out between his supporters and pro-government activists outside the courthouse in Caracas.

Lopez’s supporters said one of their number had suffered a heart-attack during the disturbances.