A Venezuelan politician jailed for his alleged involvement in a suspected assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro died under mysterious circumstances

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  • A jailed Venezuelan opposition lawmaker died while in custody.
  • Fernando Alban, 56, was jailed last Friday for his alleged involvement in the explosion of two drones during a military parade that was led by President Nicolas Maduro.
  • Venezuela’s government said he killed himself by jumping from the 10th floor of the state intelligence agency headquarters where he was being held.
  • But Alban’s party asserts that he was murdered by the government.

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government said on Monday that a jailed opposition lawmaker killed himself by jumping from the 10th floor of the state intelligence agency headquarters (SEBIN) where he was being held, but his party said he was murdered by the government.

Municipal lawmaker Fernando Alban, 56, was jailed last Friday for alleged involvement in the explosion of two drones during a military parade in August that was led by President Nicolas Maduro, Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said.

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