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Activists at Venezuelan embassy in United States ignore warning

Activists at Venezuelan embassy in United States ignore warning

Venezuela's top court accused four opposition lawmakers of treason on Tuesday, following similar accusations against 10 legislators this month, escalating a deep political crisis in the South American country.

The Constituent Assembly, a rival legislative body that was created by the Maduro government and is packed with people who support him, voted Tuesday to strip immunity from five more opposition lawmakers in the National Assembly.

Flores added: "This simply gives us more strength", describing the Supreme Court's allegation "illegitimate orders from the dictator".

Deputies said members of the National Guard, who provide security for the building, along with police and SEBIN intelligence agents blocked access to the opposition-controlled National Assembly.

The rights group said President Nicolas Maduro's government responded with "a systematic and widespread policy of repression" in late January, when anti-government protests swept the country after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself acting president.

Flores said he would make an "emergency" trip to Uruguay to denounce the wave of accusations against Venezuelan lawmakers to the parliament of the Mercosur trade bloc, where he is also a representative, in Montevideo.

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But at 1am on April 30 a series of messages forced the plotters to rush their scheme forward after it appeared Maduro was about to move against them.

Moreno suggestion he should take over as interim president once Maduro was toppled also soured the deal, the Post reported. Some have gone into hiding or sought refuge in foreign embassies in Caracas.

Lavrov responded by saying that "threats by the USA administration" against the Venezuelan leadership have nothing to do with democracy.

The president has "brought nothing but misery to the Venezuelan people", he said in the Russian city of Sochi at joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, who responded by saying that "threats by the U.S. administration" against the Venezuelan leadership have "nothing to do with democracy". The lawmakers were set to discuss the charges against their colleagues and the arrest of Zambrano, an outspoken critic of Maduro. Maduro, a socialist, calls Guaido a puppet of the United States seeking to oust him in a coup.

"Whether it's in a square, in the annex buildings, under a bridge, the Assembly will sit and there will be a session", said congressman Luis Stefanelli.