Venezuela approves the extradition request for Spain
(CNN Español) – The Cassation Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) declared that it was appropriate to request the extradition of Spain Leopoldo Lopez a VenezuelaThe foundation said in a statement on Tuesday.
The document states that the purpose of the petition is for the leader of the opposition to serve the remainder of his sentence on Venezuelan territory. The punishment was eight years, six months, 25 days, and 12 hours.
The ruling in the ruling ordered that certified copies of the ruling and the procedures contained in the file be sent to the National Executive Authority, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Lopez’s press team told CNN they would not comment on the matter for the time being.
The Journey of Leopoldo Lopez
The opposition leader and founding member of the Popular Will party left on October 24th The residence of the Spanish ambassador in CaracasWhere he was as a diplomatic guest. Soon after, it was revealed that he was in Madrid with his family and that the decision to leave Venezuela was “personal and voluntary”.
Leopoldo Lopez has been in the Spanish diplomatic residence since April 2019 after participating in the failed civil-military uprising on the 30th of that month with the then President of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó.
Prior to that, Leopoldo Lopez had been serving house arrest since 2017. In 2015, the Venezuelan judiciary sentenced him to nearly 14 years in prison for being considered a determinant of the crimes of fire and damage, as well as the owner of the crimes of public incitement. And the association, all of which are linked to the 2014 anti-government protests.
Leopoldo Lopez has always pleaded not guilty and has denounced that the charges were fabricated and that they were part of the political persecution against him.
Osmari Hernandez contributed to this report.