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Chavez Opponents to Be Charged in Coup

THE WORLD | IN BRIEF / VENEZUELA

November 09, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

About 400 opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will be charged with rebellion in connection with a brief 2002 coup.

State prosecutor Danilo Anderson said he hoped to complete the formal indictment of all the accused, who include prominent businessmen, lawyers, politicians and former military officers, over the next two months.

If convicted, they face jail terms of up to 24 years.

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