Julieta López

Julieta López is the aunt of the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López.

Leopoldo López was arrested in February 2014 on charges of conspiracy, a move considered by several international organizations to be politically motivated, given his leading role in the 2014 protests against the government of Nicolas Maduro.

López was freed from detention in April 2019 as part of the 2019 Venezuelan uprising. He was finally reunited with his family in October 2020.



Geneva Summit 2016 Courage Award with Julieta López

Julieta Lopez, aunt of Latin America’s best-known prisoner of conscience, Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, accepts the 2016 Geneva Summit Courage Award on his behalf and addresses the 8th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see quotes below, followed by full prepared remarks. On her feelings of