U.S. Department of State on Due Process in Venezuela

The United States is deeply concerned by the lack of due process or fair trial guarantees for persons detained in relation to protests in Venezuela. Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, mayors Enzo Scarano and Daniel Ceballos, and approximately 70 protesters remain incarcerated — some for more than seven months, many without any formal charges. The judge in the trial of Mr. Lopez denied his requests to present evidence in his defense.