11 de julio de 2017 11:41 AM
Actualizado el 13 de julio de 2017 13:40 PM
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNCHR) reported on Tuesday that home arrest of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López is "a first step in the right direction," noting, however, that around 1,100 people arrested during the three-month anti-government demonstrations remain behind bars.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, explained that López “is still being deprived of his freedom,” even though the OHCHR Working Group on Arbitrary Detention studied López’s case and determined that the arrest of the leader of opposition Voluntad Popular (People’s Will, VP) party is arbitrary and, therefore, “illegal.”
“We call for the immediate release of all those detainees arbitrarily, including those prosecuted by military courts,” said the OHCHR Chief in a press release.