Venezuelan Constituent National Assembly Strips More Lawmakers Of Diplomatic Immunity
Faizan Hashmi 12 days ago Tue 13th August 2019 | 06:40 AM
CARACAS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 13th August, 2019) The Venezuelan Constituent National Assembly, loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, has stripped four lawmakers from the opposition of the diplomatic immunity, the assembly said.
"Accepted ... justice is necessary," the president of the assembly, Diosdado Cabello, said, commenting on the move.
Venezuela has been suffering from an acute political crisis since January when US-backed Juan Guaido proclaimed himself interim president in a bid to oust Nicolas Maduro after the latter's re-election. The United States and its allies, including many EU nations, have swiftly recognized Guaido's self-nomination, while Russia and China, among others, have voiced their support for Maduro as the country's only legitimate president.