By James Warren • 09 June 2019 • 15:00
The Spanish government has released a statement that the wife and daughter of Leopoldo Lopez are now in Spain and are in “perfect condition”
Lopez and his family, Lilian Tintori and their youngest daughter have been seeking refuge in the Spanish Embassy in Venezuela since April 30 with his family after being placed on house arrest since 2017 for inciting violence during the 2014 opposition protests.
Whilst Mr Lopez remains in the embassy in Caracas, his wife and youngest daughter requested a move back to Spain from the delegation and the government under acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, under the freedom of movement act which was subsequently approved by the Palacio de la Moncloa.
Leopoldo Lopez is the leader of Voluntad Popular, a party set up by himself in 2009 in order to oppose the left-wing political ideology of the Chavez regime. The party aims to provide a social-democratic alternative to the current government headed by Nicolas Maduro.
Lopez was arrested in February 2014 and convicted of inciting violence, criminal association and destroying public goods. He would be sentenced to 14 years in prison and was placed in the maximum security Ramo Verde facility before being moved to house arrest.
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