Situation Briefings

october_9_2014

UNITED NATIONS RULES VENEZUELAN OPPOSITION LEADER LEOPOLDO LÓPEZ HELD ILLEGALLY, CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Caracas - Today, the family of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López released Opinion No....

October 8, 2014

Interview with Leopoldo López: Reflections from Prison

"...prison has had a strange effect on López; it has isolated him from the streets and the political fray, but it...

September 24, 2014

President Obama: Leopoldo López Deserves to be free

In a speech yesterday at the Clinton Global Initiative, President Obama called for Leopoldo López's release, listing him...

September 22, 2014 (part 2)

The Washington Post

By: The Editorial Board, Sept. 20, 2014

The odds that Venezuela, once Latin America's richest country, will suffer a catastrophic economic collapse shortened significantly this month. Nicolás Maduro,...

September 22, 2014

The New York Times

By: The Editorial Board, Sept. 20, 2014

The Venezuelan government early this year responded to a wave of street protests by jailing opposition leaders, deploying...

September 9, 2014

As Trial Resumes, Leopoldo López Continues to Suffer Abuses of Justice

"What is the purpose of a trial in which one of the parties cannot produce a single...

August 1, 2014

NGO FILES VENEZUELA CONCERNS TO UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE
The Venezuelan Government's response to the 2014 protests brings into question its compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and...

July 29, 2014

LEOPOLDO LÓPEZ DEFENSE FILES COMPLAINT TO
UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TORTURE
Permanent Solitary Confinement Constitutes Psychological Torture of Venezuelan Opposition Leader

Geneva - Today, Jared Genser, international lawyer for imprisoned...

July 29, 2014 (part 2)

As Trial Begins, Leopoldo López Files Petition to UN Detailing Abuses

"It's hard to imagine how Lopez could possibly get a fair trial from a justice system that...

July 25, 2014

LÓPEZ DEFENSE TEAM SLAMS VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT FOR "OUTRAGEOUS" COMMENTS ON FIRST DAY OF TRIAL

FILES COMPLAINT TO SUPREME COURT ALLEGING
VIOLATION OF PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE

Caracas - Today, Juan Carlos Gutierrez,...