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Wanted Venezuelan opposition lawmaker flees to Colombia

AFP  |  Caracas 

An opposition lawmaker charged with treason for supporting last month's failed uprising in Venezuela announced in a video Friday that he had fled to neighbouring Colombia.

"I am out of the country, in Colombia, sheltered from a regime that is willing to imprison deputies," said Luis Florido, one of 10 lawmakers charged with treason for supporting a failed April 30 uprising against President Nicolas Maduro's regime.

"Before leaving, I consulted with many friends, all of them told me: 'Luis, don't let yourself get caught, don't give a trophy to the regime that has kept you hungry for so long," Florido said in the video posted on Twitter.

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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 02:25 IST
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