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Two Former US Military Officers Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison, In Venezuela

Two Former US Military Officers Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison, In Venezuela

A court in Venezuela on Saturday sentenced two former American soldiers to twenty years in prison, who authorities accused of intending to help the opposition eliminate President Nicolas Maduro.

"These people admitted that they were colluding, illegally importing weapons, engaged in terrorism," Venezuelan Attorney General Tarek William Saab tweeted.

He noted that both were eventually sentenced to 20 years in prison. We are talking about 34-year-old Luke Alexander Denman, and 41-year-old Eiran berry, arrested in May.

In Caracas, they said that in total, in the spring, they arrested about 90 people who landed from the sea near Caracas and were going to help the opposition carry out a coup. Among those arrested were two Americans who worked for a private security company in the United States.

Washington said it had nothing to do with the case. The Venezuelan authorities, for their part, believe the opposite.