Venezuelans stage protest over political prisoners outside Vatican

Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, including the wife and mother of a jailed dissident leader, have begun a sit-in outside the Vatican demanding that the government free political prisoners. Leopoldo Lopez has become a cause celebre among opposition supporters, who accuse Maduro of trampling human rights. The U.S. government, the United Nations and international rights groups have all called for Lopez's release. "We are here for the 108 political prisoners who are being held unjustly in Venezuela. They must be released," Lilian Tintori, Lopez's wife, told Reuters Television.