Venezuela strips Guaido of immunity, to continue his prosecution

Venezuela strips Guaido of immunity, to continue his prosecution
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  • calendar-gray 03 April 2019

Venezuela's Constituent Assembly has stripped opposition leader Juan Guaido of immunity and approved a continuation of proceedings against the self-proclaimed "interim president", ONA reports citing Sputnik.

On Monday, the Venezuelan Supreme Tribunal of Justice called on the Constituent Assembly to strip opposition leader Juan Guaido of parliamentary immunity,

The decision paves the way for Guaido’s prosecution and possible arrest over the violation of the Constitution when he declared himself interim president.

The National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela allows the continuation of a judicial investigation against Juan Guaido, the adopted document said.

The vote was broadcast live by local television channels.

During the meeting, the deputies called for the creation of people's courts to try those who follow the instructions of the United States and for the confiscation of their property. They also called Guaido’s actions a crime against humanity.

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