14 de noviembre de 2016 11:29 AM
Actualizado el 14 de noviembre de 2016 11:47 AM
Maikel Moreno, who heads the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) in Venezuela, is to revise the sentence for over 14 years in prison against dissenting leader Leopoldo López for his alleged involvement in violent opposition-led demonstrations in February 2014.
The information appears on the Criminal Chamber entry 177 (TSJ’s website), dated November 1.
Back on October 11, the defense of López and the students Demián Martín, Ángel González y Christian Holdack filed an appeal for annulment against the decision made by First Chamber of the Court of Appeals of Caracas ratifying the dissenter’s sentence.
Even though the Venezuelan top court has not confirmed the defense’s views so far, López’s counsel Juan Carlos Gutiérrez hopes a change now. “The action is substantiated in rulings of the Criminal Chamber itself; for such a reason, I expect them to follow the line of case-law and annul the decision issued by the Court of Appeals,” he added.