A court based in Venezuela, which is at present
in an indirect war with the west especially the United States of America, has found
around six US oil executives guilty in a corruption case.
The convicted US oil executives have been
handed severe punishment by the Venezuelan court.
The first arrest in connection with the case happened
at least three years ago.
All those were arrested in connection with the
case have dismissed the accusation levelled against them.
Throughout the entire trial, they have maintained
The main accused in the case has received a
severe sentence of 13-year imprisonment. The others have been offered sentences
ranging from eight years to ten years.
The main accused was the president of the company, and the
others were the vice presidents of the company.
The lawyers of the accused persons have pledged to approach the
top court against the verdict.
They have termed the accused persons as political prisoners.
Venezuela is at present not in a good relation with the
United States. The latest development is expected to worsen the relation
between these two countries.
The US tries to achieve a regime change in Venezuela on the ground that the country has sabotaged the right of people with an illegally established system.
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