Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Franklin Nieves



Here's the initial statement (in Spanish) from Franklin Nieves, a Venezuelan state prosecutor, in which he denounces his own government for falsifying evidence and conducting a political show trial against the opposition politician, Leopoldo Lopez.

Mr Lopez has been sentenced to 14 years and is currently being held in the same military prison in which he has languished since first being arrested in January 2014.

Mr Nieves has fled the country with his family.