Surprise! Cubazuelan court rules against jailed dissident Leopoldo Lopez

Leopoldo Lopez arrested in 2014

How surprising!

An appeals court packed with Bolivarian’Castronoid judges has ruled that Leopoldo Lopez must serve his full 13-year sentence in prison.

Lopez, an opposition leader, was arrested on 18 February 2014 and charged with arson and conspiracy; murder and terrorism, and has been behind bars since then.

From The Jurist:

Venezuela court upholds sentence of opposition leader

A Venezuelan appeals court in Caracas on Friday upheld the more than 13-year sentence of opposition leader Leopoldo López. The sentencing of the Corte de Apelaciones del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia (TSJ) can and will be appealed to the country’s highest court, and the legal team has resorted to appeal to international organizations. Amnesty International UK (AIUK) this week created a petition to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro’s regime to free López and an international campaign, Free Leopoldo, has continued to urge for his immediate release.

The tension between the executive, legislative and judiciary branches of government in Venezuela has served as a hostile condition against López. In March Venezuela’s National Assembly approved  an amnesty law that would free 77 individuals allegedly jailed for political reasons under a number of crimes, including López, but Maduro has vowed to veto the law. In November UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called for the protection of political opposition leaders associated with an assassinated Venezuelan opposition leader while he was on state with López’s wife, Lilian Tintori. In October, a former Caracas prosecutor confessed  to being pressured into presenting false evidence to condemn opposition leader López.

Nicolas Maduro celebrating Fidel’s 90th birthday in Havana

4 thoughts on “Surprise! Cubazuelan court rules against jailed dissident Leopoldo Lopez”

  1. Unbelievable, or rather, all too believable: Venezuela is in meltdown, and its moronic president and his slit-eyed wife still find time to go to Cuba to attend the birthday celebration for the decomposing ghoul who’s largely responsible for Venezuela’s implosion. Score another one for the Latrine contingent. How can anybody even remotely respect these absolutely hopeless cretins?

    And btw, what sportswear brand is Nosferatu modeling in that photo? He looks like a really old Vincent Price in some third-rate horror movie.

  2. This just in from your intrepid investigative reporter: Nosferatu is wearing PUMA sportswear, with its leaping puma logo. I guess the Adidas stuff was getting stale. Talk about surreal.

  3. Ah, so that’s what it is. I couldn’t discern the logo. Maybe Adidas stopped giving him free stuff, or maybe Puma offered him more free stuff, with additional payments on the side.

  4. Well, given his advanced state of decomposition, it hardly matters what he wears, but they could package him less clownishly–though I expect he likes his cheesy mamarrachos. In a way, it’s logical: he spent most of his life wearing a military costume 24/7, which was not only a ridiculous affectation but often highly inappropriate (not that he ever cared about propriety). Anyhow, I suppose sticking to military fatigues would have been a little too ridiculous, even for him, hence the “sporty” batilongos. Lord, the embarrassment.

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