Venezuela agrees to extradite Spain

(CNN Espasol) – Supreme Court finds it appropriate to seek extradition to Spain Leopoldo Lopez a VenezuelaThe company said in a statement on Tuesday.

The document states that the purpose of the petition is for the opposition leader to serve his remaining sentence in Venezuela. The sentence is eight years, six months, 25 days and 12 hours.

In the judgment, it was ordered to send certified copies of the judgment and the deeds in the file to the National Executive Branch by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Lopez’s press team told CNN that it would not comment on the matter.

The Journey of Leopoldo Lopez

The opposition leader and a founding member of the Popular Will walked out on October 24 Residence of the Spanish Ambassador in Caracas, Where he was a diplomatic guest. Shortly afterwards, it was announced that he was in Madrid with his family and that his decision to leave Venezuela was “personal and voluntary”.

Leopoldo Lopez has been at Spain’s diplomatic headquarters since April 2019, with Juan Guide, then president of the National Assembly, after taking part in a failed civil-military uprising on the 30th of that month.

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Prior to that, Leopoldo Lopez had served under house arrest since 2017. In 2015, Venezuelan justice sentenced him to nearly 14 years in prison for being found guilty of crimes such as fire and damage, as well as the author of public incitement and association crimes, all related to the 2014 anti-government protests.

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Leopoldo Lopez pleaded not guilty and denied that the allegations were fabricated and that they were part of the political persecution against him.

Osmari Hernandez contributed to this report.

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