CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Americo De Grazia entered the Italian embassy in Caracas on Thursday after a pro-government legislative body stripped him of parliamentary immunity, three sources close to the legislator said.
“I thank Italy for the welcome,” De Grazia wrote on Twitter, though he did not say he had taken refuge in the embassy. He did not respond to a phone call seeking comment.
Lawmaker Marianella Magallanes, who also had her immunity taken away this week, sought refuge in the Italian embassy on Wednesday.
Reporting by Corina Pons and Mayela Armas; Writing by Luc Cohen; Editing by Rosalba O'Brien