Leopoldo Lopez denounces political persecution against him
Yesterday, the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez returned to appear before the court that must decide his guilt by the violent events of February 12, which were the beginning of anti-government protests in Venezuela.
During tjhe hearing, Lopez claimed to have suffered more than ten years of political persecution by the Bolivarian regime and added that from 2013, Nicolás Maduro himslef publicly expressed his desire to imprison him, which finally happened.
He also took the chance to yell to the judge that he is a “political prisoner” and that he is arrested for “denouncing loudly there is no democracy in Venezuela.”
For his part, Lopez’s attorney, Roberto Marrero, told reporters that the prosecution “has no foundation” and assured that the defense will prove that Lopez is “totally innocent.”
Lopez is incarcerated on a military prison since February 18.