This week, Leopoldo was released into home arrest. The Supreme Court, controlled by Maduro, let him go on humanitarian grounds, with a short statement that mentioned his health problems. This is a victory for those who have been pushing for reform in the streets for more than 100 days now. It is also great news for his family – he will not suffer any more, and will be able to live with his wife and children...But he is not free – he is merely under house arrest. Letting Leopoldo go home does not mean conditions are improving in Venezuela. In fact, things are worse than ever.
My Brother, Leopoldo López, Is No Longer in Prison. But He Is Not Free – and Neither Is Venezuela.
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