Venezuela: Arrest of opposition leaders draws global outcry

World leaders have condemned President Nicolas Maduro after Venezuela’s disputed constituent assembly election.

Two leading opposition figures, who were detained a day after a controversial constitutional vote, have been sent to jail on the orders of the country’s top court.

President Nicolas Maduro claimed victory after Sunday’s vote, which was boycotted by the opposition.

Italy and Spain are calling for opposition leaders’ release, while Britain’s foreign secretary has labelled Maduro a “dictator of an evil regime”.

The UN says a political solution is urgently needed.

Al Jazeera’s Latin America editor Lucia Newman reports from Caracas.

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