Venezuela – Conviction of Leopoldo Lopez, founder of the Voluntad Popular party (10th September 2015)


France is closely following the situation in Venezuela, given the tensions the country has experienced since the events of February/March 2014.

We express our concern following the sentencing on September 10th of Leopoldo Lopez, an opposition figure and founder of the Voluntad Popular party, to a term of imprisonment. We call for dialogue and an easing of tensions ahead of the legislative elections slated for the end of the year.