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U.S. condemns detention of Venezuelan opposition politician

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States strongly condemns the detention of Venezuelan opposition politician Freddy Guevara, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on Tuesday, and called for his immediate release after Venezuelan prosecutors on Monday said they had charged Guevara with terrorism and treason.

Guevara is a close ally of opposition leader Juan Guaido, who is recognized as the South American country’s legitimate president by the United States and others.

“The United States strongly condemns the unjust detention of 2015 National Assembly representative Freddy Guevara and harassment of interim President Juan Guaido in Venezuela,” U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Simon Lewis; writing by Daphne Psaledakis; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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