FILE PHOTO: Placards depicting Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez are seen during a rally against Venezuelan President Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela July 9, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares/File Photo

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma have been taken from their homes, where they were serving house arrest, family members said on Tuesday, adding that President Nicolas Maduro was responsible for their fates.
Both leaders in recent days have called on Venezuelans to join protests against Maduro over the creation of an all-powerful legislative body called the constituent assembly, which was elected on Sunday.
The vote for the assembly was boycotted by the opposition and has been criticized around the world as an assault on democratic freedoms.
“12:27 in the morning: the moment when the dictatorship kidnaps Leopoldo at my house,” Lopez’s wife Lilian Tintori wrote on Twitter.
She included a link to a video of what appears to be Lopez being led into a vehicle emblazoned with the word Sebin, Venezuela’s intelligence agency.
FILE PHOTO: Supporters of arrested Caracas metropolitan mayor Antonio Ledezma …
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