CNN diffused five minutes of the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez intervention during the hearing held in the Venezuelan Attorney, which lasted over 70 hours.
“It is illogical that the Public Prosecutor ordered that the compression we want to expose it´s being raised, from my role as political leader, of the critical situation, disastrous, we are living in the country today”, said Lopez rejecting the accusations of inciting violence, among others.
In a second recording of Lopez’s defense during his preliminary hearing, he explains he has been subjected “to a situation of isolation” and narrates that he was punished by sending letters with political content.
“Which is the law that states that I can not write a letter of political content?” he wondered.
In that sense, the leader of Voluntad Popular said: “This is how we live and we face a dictatorship (…) I grew up thinking that dictatorships were something of the past but I see that it is something of the present and always woven of legality.”