Venezuela jails former US soldiers for 20 years over botched bid to overthrow Maduro

Two ex-Green Berets hired to oust president were sentenced in a secretive hearing that their lawyers say breached their right to a defence

A Venezuelan court has sentenced two former US special forces soldiers to 20 years in prison for their part in a blunder-filled beach attack aimed at overthrowing president Nicolás Maduro.

Lawyers for the former Green Berets, Luke Denman and Airan Berry, said they were barred from the secretive jailhouse proceedings Friday night in what they consider a violation of their constitutional rights to a defence.

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