Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on hunger strike

Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on hunger strike
 

Prominent jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has announced he has gone on hunger strike demanding "freedom for political prisoners".
In a video leaked from prison, Mr Lopez also called for an end to censorship, and for the government to set a date for parliamentary elections.
He also urged Venezuelans to march next Saturday through the streets of Caracas against alleged rights violations.
Mr Lopez is accused of inciting violence during protests last year.
More than 40 people, from both sides of the political divide, were killed in months of protests against the... read more

 
24 May 2015 in World News, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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