The official suicide claim drew swift denials from opposition leaders close to Fernando Alban and dozens of his supporters gathered outside the office of Venezuela's intelligence service yelling "Maduro killer!" contending that he had been murdered.
"There's no doubt this was an assassination", Borges said in a video from exile in neighbouring Colombia. "The only thing left for this government is torture, violence and destruction".
While Venezuelans previous year watched as dozens of youth were killed in violent street battles with security forces, the death of activists while in the government's custody is a fate more associated with the far deadlier dictatorships that dominated much of South America in the 1970s.
The French foreign ministry on Thursday reissued an appeal for the liberation of all political prisoners in Venezuela and respect for basic rights.
The government has denied that it is detaining people as political prisoners and has said that they were fairly jailed.
Municipal lawmaker Fernando Alban, 56, was jailed last Friday for alleged involvement in the explosion of two drones during a military parade in August that was led by President Nicolas Maduro, Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said. He then threw himself from the 10th floor of the building, the attorney general said.
"We do indeed call for a transparent, independent investigation to clarify the circumstances of his death", she said.
Shamdasani said the Venezuelan state was responsible for ensuring Alban's safety while he was in custody.
Reacting to the news, US Senator Bob Corker tweeted that the Venezuelan government should explain how the death had been allowed to happen.
One of Alban's lawyers, Joel Garcia, told reporters that an autopsy conducted at the national morgue showed signs of severe trauma to the skull, chest, and hips as well as indications of a fall.
Venezuelan lawmaker Fernando Alban has died while in detention, the government said Monday, although the reasons for his death remain contested. Garcia said authorities can not determine that a death is a suicide without an investigation and he would ask to be present at the autopsy.
The Blackhawks wore patches with Mikita's No. 21 on their jerseys, and No. 21 was painted on the ice behind each goal. Ottawa led 1-0 after the first, but Toronto struck back twice early in the second to take a 2-1 lead.
Senior advocacy groups hailed the increase but said it still wasn't enough to cover the living costs of older Americans. Meanwhile, the Alliance for Retired Americans referred to the benefit increase as "small" in a statement on Thursday.
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When asked about that report Wednesday, Bills head coach Sean McDermott offered an implicit confirmation of that report. In describing how he felt after the game he said, "We got the 'W.' It was just another day at the office".
Sotheby's said after the famous incident that it was "in discussion about next steps" with the winning bidder about what to do. Love is in the Bin will be put on display to the public at Sotheby's New Bond Street galleries over the weekend.
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Soyuz rocket crew rescued after emergency landing
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