We urge the immediate release of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, who was illegally imprisoned in an attempt to silence dissent and free speech.

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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.” Not everyone agreed with our approach, and some called it radical. Today, the consensus is much stronger — President Nicolás Maduro must step down to save Venezuela from one of the greatest calamities in our history.
“His case should follow the principle of a fair trial. If there are reasonable charges to file, they must be submitted immediately, or you must release him.”
– The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
“The charges brought against... López smack of a politically motivated attempt to silence dissent. Venezuelan authorities must either present solid evidence to substantiate the charges against López or release him immediately and unconditionally.”
– Amnesty International
“The international community should demand López's immediate release... The arrest is an egregious violation of one of the basic principles of due process, that you can't jail someone without evidence.”
– Human Rights Watch
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