US urges Venezuela to treat jailed politician fairly

Leopoldo Lopez (L), an ardent opponent of Venezuela's socialist government, receives a Christ necklace from his wife Lilian Tintori, during a demonstration before turning himself in to authorities, in Caracas on February 18, 2014The United States expressed concern Friday over the jailing of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and insisted that any charges against him be handled in an “impartial and transparent” manner. Lopez has been in custody since his arrest Tuesday amid protests in Caracas and other Venezuelan cities against the leftist government of Nicolas Maduro.

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