Venezuela’s chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega says her family has been threatened and harassed.

Ms Ortega, once considered a firm ally of President Nicolás Maduro, has recently been openly critical of the government.

She opposes the government’s decision to convene a constituent assembly and has criticised its handling of anti-government protests.

Governing party officials say she is a traitor and have questioned her sanity.

Ms Ortega told a Venezuelan radio station that “somebody is threatening my family”.

“They harass them. They follow them, patrol cars that look like [the Venezuelan intelligence service] Sebin,” she said.

She said that if something were to happen to a member of her family, she would hold the government responsible.

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