Kennedy Calls Upon Venezuela to Release Political Prisoners Ledezma, Lopez, Others

February 23, 2015 7:25 PM

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Kennedy Calls Upon Venezuela to Release Political Prisoners Ledezma, Lopez, Others

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights condemns the arrest on February 19 of Antonio Ledezma, metropolitan mayor of Caracas. This human rights violation comes just days after attacks on another political opposition leader, Leopoldo López, who has been arbitrarily detained for over a year for exercising his rights to freedom of expression and association.

"I am outraged by the treatment of Antonio Ledezma, Leopoldo López, and other peaceful opposition leaders in Venezuela," said Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. "No one should be persecuted for exercising the human right to free expression. President Maduro must immediately ...

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