LEOPOLDO LOPÉZ ACCEPTANCE LETTER: ON BEING AWARDED ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM HARVARD UNIVERSITY’S KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT

The following letter was written by Venezuelan opposition leader and prisoner of conscience Leopoldo Lopéz, upon being awarded the Alumni Achievement Award by the Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Leopoldo was imprisoned for speaking out against the abuses of the current government. He remains in prison, having been denied a fair trial. The award was accepted on Leopoldo’s behalf by his wife, Lilian, and his sister, Adriana.