US judge orders release of pro-Maduro activists detained inside Venezuelan embassy

Must Read

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints new governor for Kerala, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed new governors for Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. Former Union Minister Kalraj...

NRC list for Assam released; Fear looms as 19 lakh people face exclusion

NRC (National Register of Citizens) for Assam has been published at 10 am today. The final list excludes over...

Lateral Entry Era Begins as Union govt. appoints 9 professionals to Joint Secretary posts

The government has appointed its first batch of private professionals to the post of Joint Secretary in various ministries....

Washington, May 18: A US judge has on Friday ordered the immediate release of four activists who were allegedly arrested by the American authorities from the Venezuelan embassy’s premises on Thursday morning in Washington DC.

According to ANI news reports, embassy Protection Collective activists, on April 10, started residing inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington in a bid to protect the opposition Juan Guaido-led government and the United States from seizing it.

Shortly after US President Donald Trump ordered all non-emergency government employees to leave the Caracas embassy in the wake of the political and economic crisis in Venezuela, according to ANI news reports.

US secret service agents entered the Venezuelan embassy on Monday, ordered all pro-Maduro (embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro) activists to immediately leave the premises or else face imprisonment and prosecution. About four activists refused the threats and continued to stay in the premises, which were later detained by the US law enforcement officials.

The US law enforcement has begun the process of trying to remove protesters from the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC, a US state department official said.

The eviction process on Monday came after a group of American anti-war activists began moving into the embassy last month.

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, the collective’s legal counsel, has outlined Washington had not charged those four activists with trespassing, Sputnik reported.


Also read:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

US President Donald Trump to attend Howdy Modi in Houston?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is supposed to visit the United States most likely would share a stage with...

Drone Strikes on Saudi oil facility knocks out half the oil supply of country

The Middle-East has been a volatile region for months now on Saturday the tensions increased in the region. On Saturday, Yamen based Houthi rebels...

Need to create more awareness on mental health: Deepika

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Bollywood star Deepika Padukone, who has openly spoken about her battle with depression at the peak of her career,...

e-office to help integrate Jammu and Kashmir into national mainstream

Srinagar, Sep 15 (IANS) Over one crore pages of files relating to the Jammu and Kashmir government that would be physically carted in trucks...

Former INLD chief of Haryana joins Congress

New Delhi Sep 15 (IANS) Ahead of the Haryana Assembly elections, the Congress received a boost as Ashok Arora, former state unit chief of...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This