10 de julio de 2017 07:42 AM
Actualizado el 11 de julio de 2017 11:55 AM
The European Union (EU) considered on Monday that the release from prison of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López “is a significant step in the right direction,” confident that the measure will be followed by additional steps to fulfill the commitments of the Venezuelan government.
The UE also recalled the urgency of “a negotiated political solution to take the country out from the crisis that seriously affects the Venezuelan people,” Efe quoted.
On Sunday, the government of Germany also hailed the release of the Venezuelan dissenter after some more than three years in prison.
The release of Leopoldo López “means in this context also the recognition of those who have tirelessly worked to resolve the political, economic and social crisis in Venezuela,” reads a statement from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
López, 46, was convicted in 2015 to almost 14 years in prison on charges of incitement during the anti-government protests throughout the nation in 2014 that claimed a death toll of 43.