Former political prisoner and Venezuela’s main opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has left his popular arch-party country. Confirmed in a statement Saturday.
Why this is important: He has been an influential force in the drive to oust President Nicolas Maduro. As a guide to the Leader of the Opposition Juan Guida. He was in the Caracas home of the Spanish ambassador Since escaping house arrest In April 2019 following the failed military uprising.
details: Both his party and Spain The Ministry of External Affairs confirmed He departed, but would not be dragged to where he was. But his father, Leopoldo Lopez Sr., was a member of the European Parliament for Spain’s conservative opposition Popular Party. Told AFP He is going to Spain. He is expected to be there on Sunday.
- His father said Lopez had fled his home a few days before crossing the border into Colombia on Friday.
- It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. AP Notes.
What they say: “After seven years of persecution and unjust imprisonment in Venezuela, Leopoldo Lopez is not as free as all Venezuelans, as long as there is a dictatorship that violates the human rights of the people, ”the Popular Will Party said in a statement.
- Quida Posted a tweet Towards Maduro, “Apart from your repressive apparatus, we were able to take Lopez to another place, from where his struggle against the regime continues.
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