Kimberly Laakso : Freedom of expression Venezuela: UN Human Rights Chief Zeid expresses serious concern at the continued detention of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, as well as more than 69 other people who were arrested in the context of public protests that took place across Venezuela over several months starting in February this year: http://sm.ohchr.org/1nwXv76
“I call on the Venezuelan authorities to act and immediately release Mr López and Mr Ceballos, as well as all those detained for exercising their legitimate right to express themselves and protest peacefully,” says Zeid.
Over 3,300 people, including minors, were detained for brief periods between February and June, and more than 150 cases of ill-treatment, many of them torture, were reported. At least 43 people were killed during the protests, including one public prosecutor and nine members of the security forces. 53 minutes ago - View -