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UN HR High Commissioner denounces harassment of Venezuela judges

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein denounced on Thursday that Venezuelan judges and prosecutors underwent pressures, especially when handling "politically sensitive cases."

Venezuelan group asks international court to investigate President Maduro

A group of Venezuelan opposition figures has asked the international criminal court (ICC) to probe the country’s leader, Nicolás Maduro, and other officials for “crimes against humanity”, exiled dissident Carlos...

IACHR, UN rapporteur concerned over "harassment" of López and relatives

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the United Nations's Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, denounced on Tuesday "continued harassment" of convicted dissenting...

Maduro must go by 2016, says Venezuelan opposition leader

Venezuela's opposition is seeking to oust President Nicolas Maduro by mid-2016, jailed dissident Leopoldo Lopez said Tuesday as the country headed toward legislative elections that the ruling socialists risk losing. "This...

OAS chief sees lack of guarantees in Venezuela’s election

The head of the Organization of American States harshly criticized Venezuela’s government, accusing it of not guaranteeing a fair contest ahead of next month’s parliamentary elections. OAS Secretary General Luis...

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...

Venezuela faces fresh threat from one of its latest defectors

I recently collected a first-hand story from Lopez’s father, Leopoldo (Leo) Lopez Sr...On the phone from Madrid, Leo related how Diosdado Cabello, a top Maduro lieutenant and a leading protégé...

Tainted Justice in Venezuela

Mr. Nieves’s defection should add fresh energy to the international effort to free Mr. López from his 7-by-10-foot cell. He is not alone; several other politicians have been unjustly barred...

Apologetic Venezuelan prosecutor says country's justice system ruled by fear

A Venezuelan state prosecutor who helped put prominent opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez behind bars said he apologized to the jailed man's parents by phone this week after fleeing the country...

Venezuelan Prosecutor Ties Nicolás Maduro to Arrests

A Venezuelan prosecutor who fled to the United States said this week that an official told him that President Nicolás Maduro had personally ordered the arrest of Leopoldo López, a...