May 2, 2019 / 6:05 PM / 23 days ago

Venezuelan court issues arrest warrant for opposition politician Lopez

FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country's rightful interim ruler and fellow opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez address a crowd of supporters in Caracas, Venezuela April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez given he violated a 2017 court-imposed order to remain under house arrest, according to a statement on the Supreme Court’s website.

On Tuesday, Lopez left his Caracas home to appear alongside opposition leader Juan Guaido at a rally against President Nicolas Maduro. Later that day, he moved into the Spanish ambassador’s residence in Caracas.

Reporting by Angus Berwick; Editing by Luc Cohen and Phil Berlowitz

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