Prison interview: Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader warns world not to ignore abuses

From his cell in a military prison outside Caracas, Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has given warning that “other dictators and would be dictators will learn a terrible lesson” if the world ignores the abuses taking place in the protest-wracked South American country.

Mr Lopez, who is charged with instigating violence after calling for peaceful street protests against President Nicolas Maduro, told The Telegraph that the socialist government was “attempting to gag every voice that speaks out”.