Luisa Ortega fled Venezuela after breaking with the president this year, and says her complaint was prompted by thousands of deaths ordered by the government

Venezuela’s sacked former chief prosecutor has asked the international criminal court to capture and try Nicolás Maduro and other top officials for crimes against humanity over murders by police and military officers.

Luisa Ortega, who broke with Maduro this year after working closely with the ruling Socialist party for a decade, was fired in August after she opposed Maduro’s plan to create an all-powerful legislature called the constituent assembly. She fled the country and has traveled the world denouncing alleged acts of corruption and violations of human rights.

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