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Venezuela says group of Maduro opponents released from jail

AFP , Friday 1 Jun 2018
Venezuelan opposition leader Daniel Ceballos arrives to the Foreign Ministry to meet with a truth commission in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, June 1, 2018. (AP photo)
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A group of jailed opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, including a former mayor of the city of San Cristobal, have been released, the leader of the pro-Maduro Constituent Assembly announced Friday.

The assembly leader, former foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez, said the release fulfilled a promise made by Maduro.

The ex-mayor of San Cristobal, Daniel Ceballos, was one of several political prisoners who in May briefly took over a part of their prison, which is operated by Venezuela's feared intelligence services ahead of the election that saw Maduro win a second term.

Ceballos had posted on Twitter a picture of a group of prisoners that included American Joshua Holt, who was recently released and sent home to the United States.

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