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Top News: Utah man jailed in Venezuela pleas for freedom in video

A Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela is pleading for People’ assist getting out of a Caracas jail the place he has been held for 2 years with out trial.

In two brief movies shot on a cellphone and posted Wednesday on his Fb web page, Joshua Holt stated his life was threatened throughout a disturbance by inmates who embody President Nicolas Maduro’s prime opponents. Venezuela’s chief prosecutor despatched a fee to the jail to debate the prisoners’ calls for.

The 26-year-old Holt traveled to Venezuela in 2016 to marry a fellow Mormon he met on the web. Shortly afterward, the couple was arrested at her household’s condominium after police alleged he was stockpiling weapons.

The U.S. Embassy stated in a message on social media that the Venezuelan authorities is straight accountable for Holt’s security.

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