Venezuela Man Set on Fire During Anti-Government Protest Dies

A 22-year-old who was set alight last month at an anti-government protest in Venezuela’s capital Caracas has died.

Photographs had showed the man, Orlando Figuera, surrounded by an angry crowd in the Altamira district.

On Friday prosecutors said suspects had been identified. President Nicolás Maduro has said the victim was set upon because he was a government supporter.

At least 60 people have been killed in protest-related violence since the beginning of April.

In one picture, a masked man can be seen pouring petrol over Mr Figuera, who was kneeling on the ground at the time.

Another photograph seems to show another masked man lighting a lighter. Mr Figuera was engulfed in flames.

Doctors’ reports said he had suffered burns to 80% of his body.

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SOURCE: BBC News