Venezuela opposition leader Lopez awaits appeal verdict

Venezuela opposition leader Lopez awaits appeal verdict
 

CARACAS An appeal hearing into Venezuela's most prominent jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez ended on Saturday, with he and supporters saying the nearly 14-year sentence for inciting violence should be immediately overturned.
"I am innocent of the crimes accused," said Lopez, 45, a hardline foe of President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government who has been in jail since February 2014.
"I assume my full responsibility for denouncing the Venezuelan state as corrupt, inefficient, anti-democratic and repressive, as it is my constitutional right to do," he added,... read more

 
23 July 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Reuters
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