Venezuela's high court forbids parliament from holding Maduro trial

Venezuela's high court on Tuesday approved an injunction against the opposition-controlled National Assembly.

Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) issued the injunction that opposition parliamentarians refrain from carrying out a proposed "political judgment" against President Nicolas Maduro or any other act deemed "unconstitutional."

The TSJ's ruling comes after the opposition coalition vowed this week to bring Maduro to trial. The National Assembly in late October said Maduro would stand trial after the opposition's efforts to carry out a recall referendum were suspended by the National Electoral Council, which is accused, along with the TSJ, of favoring Maduro.

The opposition lawmakers said Maduro staged a coup d'etat by ordering unconstitutional actions, referring to the suspension of the referendum. Despite the TSJ's ruling, the opposition said it will continue with the trial.