Two stu­dent ac­tivists freed

Los Angeles Times - - THE WORLD -

Venezue­lan author­i­ties have freed two stu­dent ac­tivists ar­rested dur­ing last year’s antigov­ern­ment protests.

The re­lease of Ger­ardo Re­s­p­lan­dor and Dou­glas Mo­rillo came a day af­ter the coun­try’s most- prom­i­nent jailed politi­cian, Leopoldo Lopez, ended a 30- day hunger strike in re­sponse to the gov­ern­ment’s sched­ul­ing of leg­isla­tive elec­tions.

Re­s­p­lan­dor and Mo­rillo con­tinue to face charges of in­sti­gat­ing vi­o­lence dur­ing the wave of un­rest that led to more than 40 deaths last year.

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