Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Juan Requesens has been arrested after President Nicolás Maduro accused him of involvement in Saturday’s alleged drone attack against him.
His arrest came as a powerful government official revealed plans to strip two lawmakers of their immunity.
The government has blamed key opposition politicians for what they say was a bid to kill Mr Maduro.
But some government critics denounced the alleged attack as a “farce”.
uan Requesens is a member of the opposition-controlled National Assembly for the Primero Justicia (Justice First) party. The 29-year-old from the border state of Táchira is one of the most outspoken critics of President Maduro and has taken part in many anti-government demonstrations.
On Monday he gave a fiery speech in the Assembly, saying that government critics would not give up.
“We are going to continue doing everything we can to achieve what all of Venezuela wants, which is to get Nicolás Maduro out of power,” he said.
He also accused the government of trying to silence the opposition. “The only strategy the dictatorship has is quash everyone who is different, be it inside or outside their ranks,” he said.