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Venezuela challenger says officers imprisoned

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -

Venezuela's opposition presidential candidate says members of the military have been thrown in jail for trying to defend an election outcome he says favored him.

   Henrique Capriles did not offer details of the claim during a news conference Monday.

   He spoke a day after officials announced a count showing he lost by a razor-thin margin to the hand-picked successor of the late Hugo Chavez.

   Capriles is demanding a vote-by-vote recount.

   The government has said it accepts an audit of voting machine results but not a recount of each individual ballot.

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