Witness in Leopoldo López Trial Outs Manipulation of Her Testimony

Linguistic expert Rosa Amelia Asuaje authored a report that was key to sentencing Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López to 14 years in prison. But now she claims that Judge Susana Barreiros manipulated her testimony to arrive at a false conclusion. In an article published in the Venezuelan daily Panorama, Asuaje said she never asserted that López called a mob to set the Prosecutor’s Office on fire, and that Barreiros added “her own opinion” to the report.