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  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 07:58 UTC

    Rosmit Mantilla released from prison late Thursday evening

    Rosmit Mantilla as seen on Periscope late Thursday following his release from a Venezuelan jail

    Venezuelan opposition leader Rosmit Mantilla was released from jail late Thursday evening by the government of Nicolás Maduro. Mantilla was finally allowed to undergo surgery on November 13 and is believed to be one of the first political prisoners to be set free in the coming days.

  • Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 - 08:35 UTC

    My plan for Venezuela

    The people of Venezuela want this change to be peaceful and swift. The harder and more important question is: what comes next?, says Lopez

    By Leopoldo López (*) - Two years ago I was imprisoned for calling for a constitutional, democratic and peaceful change in the Venezuelan government. Our plan was called La Salida, “the exit.”

  • Tuesday, September 29th 2015 - 10:32 UTC

    “Even in jail I will fight for a free Venezuela”

    “I am convinced of the justice of our cause: the liberation of a people from the painful consequences of a system of government that has failed completely”

    By Leopoldo López - Prisión de Ramo Verde, Venezuela. On Feb. 12, 2014, the repressive and inept elite that governs Venezuela ordered my arrest on charges of conspiracy, arson, inciting violence, damage to public property and other crimes.

  • Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 11:44 UTC

    World shock reaction to Lopez sentencing; supporters call for peaceful protests

    Lopez's wife Lilian Tintori gave an impassioned speech before dozens of supporters calling for people to take to the streets nationwide

    Supporters rallied around the wife of Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on Friday, calling for peaceful protests as he was sentenced to nearly 14 years in jail for his role in deadly anti-government demonstrations last year. The European Union joined in denouncing a “harsh” verdict, while Washington said it was “deeply troubled” by the treatment of the US-trained economist.

  • Monday, May 25th 2015 - 07:25 UTC

    Jailed Venezuelan opposition leaders declare themselves on hunger strike

    In a video from the prison Lopez said he and former mayor Daniel Ceballos,  were going on hunger strike “with one concrete petition: freedom of political prisoners”.

    Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has declared himself on hunger strike and called for a protest march next weekend against Venezuela's populist government. Lopez, the best-known opposition activist in custody, was jailed more than a year ago for his role in instigating street protests against President Nicolas Maduro that led to violence killing 43 people and injuring hundreds more.