Venezuelan politician Lopez sentenced to 13 years in jail

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In Venezuela, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has been sentenced to more than 13 years in jail.

Lopez is accused of inciting violence in anti-government protests last year, in which more than 40 people died. His trial and imprisonment has drawn criticism by international human rights groups.

The U.S. government says it is “troubled” by the conviction. CCTV’s Stephen Gibbs filed this report from neighboring Brazil.

Venezuelan politician Lopez sentenced to 13 years in jail

In Venezuela, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has been sentenced to more than 13 years in jail. The U.S. government says it is "troubled" by the conviction. CCTV's Stephen Gibbs filed this report from neighboring Brazil.