The number of assembly members facing such allegations since the tumultuous events of April 30 rose to 14 on Tuesday after Venezuela's top court announced that another four were under investigation.
In the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, meanwhile, security forces deployed around the opposition-controlled congress on Tuesday, blocking access to the building ahead of a planned debate there.
The Supreme Court accused lawmakers Carlos Paparoni, Miguel Pizarro, Franco Casella and Winston Flores of treason and inciting rebellion.More news: 5 killed, 10 injured in midair seaplane collision in Alaska
Flores added: "This simply gives us more strength", describing the Supreme Court's allegation "illegitimate orders from the dictator".
Early in May, he urged the military to rise up against the government.
The threats that the US administration representatives and leader of the Venezuelan opposition Juan Guaido are addressing to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government contradict the values of democracy, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday. It also emphasized its support for the parliamentary immunity of National Assembly members in Venezuela.More news: Facebook changes livestream rules after New Zealand shooting
Despite U.S. sanctions, the upper echelons of Venezuela's military have largely ignored entreaties from the opposition and Washington to turn against Maduro and just over 1,000 troops have defected, mostly to Colombia and Brazil. Some have gone into hiding or sought refuge in foreign embassies in Caracas.
Maduro has repeatedly maintained that there is no humanitarian crisis in his country and that U.S. sanctions are to blame for the hardships of Venezuelans.
Moreno suggestion he should take over as interim president once Maduro was toppled also soured the deal, the Post reported. More than 50 countries have recognized him as the country's rightful leader and say the assembly is its last remaining democratic institution. "We're surrounded by intelligence agents", lawmaker Manuela Bolivar told AFP. The lawmakers were set to discuss the charges against their colleagues and the arrest of Zambrano, an outspoken critic of Maduro.More news: John Daly responds to Tiger Woods' jab: You don't get it
At least 33 of them were killed by state security forces and six by third parties acting with the approval of the authorities. Maduro, a socialist, calls Guaido a puppet of the United States seeking to oust him in a coup. Lawmakers loyal to Maduro generally do not attend the sessions but go to meetings of the Constituent Assembly, a legislative body created in 2017 that meets in the same building.