Venezuelan Opposition Politicians Continue Partial Hunger Strike

Two Venezuelan opposition politicians on partial hunger-strike in jail are losing weight, but maintaining their demands including the release of fellow imprisoned anti-government activists, their supporters said on Wednesday. Leopoldo Lopez, 44, and Daniel Ceballos, 31, were imprisoned during months of anti-government unrest last year. President Nicolas Maduro calls them criminals who want to unseat him, while their supporters abroad and in Venezuela view them as symbolic political prisoners. Maduro says the jailed pair are responsible for more than 40 deaths resulting from last year's unrest and that he has no plans to order their release.



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