Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro smiles during a summit of Arab and South American leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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A group of Venezuelan opposition figures have asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe President Nicolas Maduro and others for "crimes against humanity" including alleged murder and torture, exiled dissident Carlos Vecchio said Wednesday.The request to the Hague-based court, involving eight officials including Maduro, was made in the name of a group of alleged victims of the current regime, including Vecchio.It lists more than 30 alleged murders, 3,700 detentions that the opposition considers illegal, nearly 400 suspected cases of torture and some 800 people allegedly injured since February 2014 when deadly nationwide protests against Maduro's government broke out.Nieves worked on Lopez's case, and said an army general made him issue an arrest warrant for the opposition leader under orders from Maduro.
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