Trial begins for Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader

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In Caracas, Venezuela’s opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez appeared in his first day of trial on Wednesday.

Lopez was arrested in February after leading a demonstration calling for the release of student leaders.
The demonstration turned violent, leaving 43 dead.

According to some supporters, he is being denied a fair trial.

Martin Markovits reports from Caracas.

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader goes on trial

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader goes on trial

In Caracas, Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez appeared in his first day of trial on Wednesday. Lopez was arrested in February after leading a demonstration calling for the release of student leaders. The demonstration turned violent, leaving 43 dead. According to some supporters, he is being denied a fair trial. Martin Markovits reports from Caracas.