Maduro Forces Are “Killing Us” Says Wife Of Detained Opposition Leader (HBO)

Overnight in Venezuela, two opposition leaders, Antonio Ledezma and Leopoldo Lopez, were abducted from their homes in brazen raids by police, just two days after President Nicolas Maduro consolidated power in heavily disputed national elections.
It’s exactly the sort of state-sanctioned political suppression many feared would come to pass if Maduro no longer had any checks against him.

VICE founder Suroosh Alvi speaks to Lilian Lopez, Leopoldo Lopez’s wife.

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Leopoldo Lopez raises Venezuelan flag from rooftop amidst cheers

Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez kisses the Venezuelan flag from his rooftop and lifts his fist in the air in front of tens of supporters after his release from prison earlier on Saturday and the beginning of his house arrest. IMAGES

VICE News Daily: Al Shabaab Strikes Back in New Somali Attack

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: four al Shabaab militants are killed while attacking a Somali government building, poisoned alcohol kills at least 94 in Mumbai, migrants gathering in Calais try to make their way to England, and Venezuela’s jailed opposition members are on hunger strike.

SOMALIA
Militants Killed in Raid on Intelligence Agency
Four al Shabaab fighters detonated a car bomb and tried shooting their way into the government building.

INDIA
Toxic Moonshine Kills 94 in Mumbai Slums
Industrial methanol which can be poisonous is sometimes used to increase the alcohol content.

FRANCE
UK-Bound Migrants Gather in Calais
Asylum-seekers attempt to jump on the backs of trucks bound for England.

VENEZUELA
Protesters Seek Release of Political Opposition Leader
Leopoldo Lopez is serving a 15-month sentence in connection with protests that left dozens dead in 2014.

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