Antonieta Mendoza (C), mother of imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, walks in front of the Palace of Justice in Caracas on August 18, 2016. / AFP / JUAN BARRETO
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The wife of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez said late Sunday that her husband had received a death threat from prison guards.Lopez, one of leftist President Nicolas Maduro's most hardline opponents, was arrested in February 2014 amid a wave of anti-government protests that swept Venezuela and left 43 people dead. Lopez has repeatedly declared himself innocent of the crime for which he was convicted -- inciting violence at the 2014 anti-government protests.
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