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Venezuela’s Supreme Justice Court (TSJ) has opened criminal probes against four opposition lawmakers, accusing them of treason and incitement to civil rebellion.

The move came after National Constituent Assembly, led by President Nicolas Maduro, lifted the immunity of Jorge Millan, Hernan Aleman, Carlos Lozano and Luis Stefanelli on Monday to open the way for judicial proceedings.

The TSJ said in a statement Monday that the cases opened at the request of the Attorney General Tarek William Saab, who has accused the lawmakers of conspiring to seize military installations in the northeastern state of Sucre.

The opposition lawmakers will face

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