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Venezuela to remove immunity of lawmakers partaking in Coup attempt
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Venezuela to remove immunity of lawmakers partaking in Coup attempt

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Caracas, May 6 : Caracas will remove immunity from the lawmakers who took part in the recent coup attempt in the country, leader of Venezuela's Constituent Assembly Diosdado Cabello said. "The Prosecutor's office has opened the case. All requests on stripping of parliamentary immunity come to the Constituent Assembly, and ... we will certainly take measures to remove the parliamentary immunity from all those, who actively participated in coup attempt," Cabello said.

On April 30, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido urged Venezuelan civilians and servicemen to take to the streets to help depose President Nicolas Maduro. In response, Maduro said that the commanders of all regions and zones of integral defense had reiterated their full loyalty to the people, constitution and homeland. The coup attempt turned violent and resulted in some 240 people being injured, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. (UNI)