Nicolas Maduro

Questions, condemnations of Venezuela dissident's death

Questions and condemnation of Venezuela's leadership poured in Tuesday following the suspicious death of an opposition activist who authorities say evaded justice by throwing himself from the 10th floor of a police building.

Fernando Alban was arrested Friday at Caracas' international airport upon arrival from a trip to New York to galvanize world opinion against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government.

The country's chief prosecutor said that Alban killed himself Monday by leaping from the 10th floor of the state police agency's headquarters, where he was being held for alleged involvement in an international plot to kill Maduro using explosive-laden drones.