Venezuela: Leopoldo Lopez cries out to wife he is being tortured

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López has been held in solitary confinement for 71 days, and has not been allowed to speak to his lawyers for 81 days. The above photo shows him prior to his February 2014 arrest.

Yesterday López’s wife tweeted this,
“Leopoldo himself cried out from his cell that he’s being tortured. I demand to see him and know he’s well!”

She was not allowed to see him.

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Earlier this month, the judge who upheld López’s jail sentence was shot dead during a robbery.

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Cross-posted at Fausta’s blog.

Photo by A.Davey

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Fausta Wertz was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She’s a graduate of the University of Georgia and has an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She blogs at Fausta’s blog on American and Latin American politics, news, current events and culture.

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