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

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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.