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.
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Mahomes, a rookie backup quarterback, knew he was unlikely to play in the season opener previous year against the Patriots . Instead, Brady congratulated former Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith , who led the Chiefs with four touchdown passes.
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.
An array of celebrity guests are again predicted, while Eugenie's sister Princess Beatrice will be the maid of honour. Eugenie and Brooksbank - who met in 2010 during a ski trip in Switzerland - will exchange their vows in St.
Spain , who had a disappointing World Cup, beat England 2-1 in their Nations League opener last month before thumping Croatia 6-0. Gareth is struggling for Tuesday so we try to take care of the lads and get ready for Tuesday.
A state commission set up by Roscosmos to investigate the cause of the incidence is already hard at work assessing telemetry. Russian and USA space officials said that the crew is heading for an emergency landing in Kazakhstan at an unspecified time.
Thousands of new migrants could be banned from living in the nation's biggest cities under a radical plan to tackle congestion . Some regional centres and rural politicians have lobbied for years for more skilled residents to ensure their towns survive.
Suspended from lanyards, the microphones recorded the buzz of bees as they zig-zagged from lower to flower. The total solar eclipse of 21 August 2017 traversed 5,000 km from coast to coast of North America.
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.
Croatia were punished after a swastika was marked on their pitch before a Euro 2016 home qualifier against Italy. The youngster impressed for Gareth Southgate's side last month, scoring in games against Spain and Switzerland.
Another chance to talk about mental health
She said most of the psychiatric hospitals, including the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, were struggling to survive on low funding. In Europe, nearly an equal proportion of nations spend more than more than 5% of their health budget tackling the issue.
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Ben Affleck Signs For New Movie With Gavin O'Connor
There's still no release date set for Suicide Squad 2 , but Warner Bros . now has 5th June, 2020 reserved for an unnamed DC movie. Most intriguing is how From the Ashes was essentially a relaunch of the Suicide Squad comic franchise within DC Comics .