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Venezuela opposition seeks amnesty for prisoners and return home for Chavez opponents in exile

Venezuelan opposition lawmakers have drawn up a list of prisoners they consider to be wrongly jailed and want freed. The lawmakers are also demanding that dozens of government opponents living in exile should be allowed to return home.

Opposition congressman Edgar Zambrano says the group's list currently includes 87 Venezuelans living in exile as well as 22 prisoners.

He says the list, when finished, is to be turned over to Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro during a Dec. 2 meeting.

Zambrano says opposition lawmakers traveled recently to Costa Rica, Panama and Peru to meet with politicians who have fled into exile during President Hugo Chavez's tenure. Some went into exile after facing criminal investigations or charges that they contend were trumped up for political purposes.

Zambrano spoke Friday.