Venezuela: Arrest Warrant against Opposition Leader Leopoldo López


Español Last night, Judge Ralenys Tovar Guillén accepted the request of prosecutors to arrest Leopoldo López — former mayor of Chacao, Popular Will Party founder (Voluntad Popular), and prominent leader of the political opposition to the administration of Nicolás Maduro.

According to the newspaper El Universal, official sources have reported that Guillén had ordered the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN) to apprehend him and search his residence.

The crimes listed in the warrant against López include conspiracy, incitement to crime, public intimidation, arson of a public building, damage to public property, serious injury, homicide, and terrorism.

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The decision against López occurred hours after the President of the National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, accused him of being responsible for the violent events at the end of yesterday’s protest march against the government.

Source: El Universal.

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