Venezuela Supreme Court frees López

Written By: Ian Hernon
Published: July 14, 2017 Last modified: July 14, 2017

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has praised the decision to free one of the country’s main opposition leaders.

Leopoldo López has been moved to house arrest after more than three years of a 14-year sentence for inciting violence during anti-government protests in 2014, a charge he has always denied.

The Supreme Court said he was released on health grounds. Maduro said he “respected” the decision but called for “a message of peace and rectification”.

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