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Prosecutor General Calls For Investigation Against Venezuela’s Self-Proclaimed President

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Prosecutor General Calls For Investigation Against Venezuela's Self-Proclaimed President

Illustrative image: Pro-opposition protesters. Source: AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd

Prosecutor General Tarek Saab has asked the Supreme Court to ban Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó from leaving the country and block his assets, local media reported on January 29.

Saab stressed that court should start an investigation following the recent series of protests and the appearence of self-declared interim president in the country and the blocking of Venezuelan assets abroad.

Guaidó heads the National Assembly and as a lawmaker has immunity from criminal investigation which can only be removed by a high court.

The announcement by the Prosecutor General marked the first significant move by the government of president Nicolás Maduro to react to illegal actions of the Guiadó-led opposition, who, with the US support, declared himself Venezuela’s rightful interim president.

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