Venezuelan opposition leader under house arrest after being detained

Stockbyte/Getty Images(CARACAS) — Venezuelan opposition leader and the mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, is now under house arrest after spending three days in jail, according to the BBC.

Ledezma’s wife, Mitzy Capriles de Ledezma, said via Twitter on Friday that he was returned home by Venezuela’s top intelligence agency.

Ledezma was detained with fellow opposition leader Leopoldo López after encouraging protests against a controversial vote held last Sunday, according to the BBC.

The vote, which set up an assembly that would have the power to rewrite the constitution, is expected to be sworn in on Friday. The assembly could override decisions made by the congress, which is controlled by those opposing President Nicolás Maduro.

The vote led to widespread demonstrations in Venezuela. At least 10 people were killed.

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