Venezuela – Sentencing of Leopoldo Lopez (August 16, 2016)

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France is closely following the situation in Venezuela, which has been in a state of heightened tension for several months now.

We reiterate our deep concern over the questionable decision to uphold the 14-year prison sentence of Leopoldo Lopez, an opposition figure and founder of the Voluntad Popular party.

We call for the rule of law to be respected and for a dialogue to take place between the state and the opposition.