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“International reactions to Mr. López’s arrest were swift. José Miguel Vivanco of Human Rights Watch... said that the Venezuelan authorities had provided no evidence linking Mr. López to any crime - just 'insults and conspiracy theories'.”
“The international community should demand López's immediate release... The arrest is an egregious violation of one of the basic principles of due process, that you can't jail someone without evidence.”
“Mr. Maduro and government media are trying to portray Mr. Lopez as an extremist, calling him 'the face of fascism' and alleging he was plotting a coup. In fact, the 42-year-old former mayor is a left-leaning, Harvard-educated moderate who has proven over a decade that he is committed to peaceful and democratic change.”