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La detención arbitraria de Antonio Ledezma por agentes del Servicio de Inteligencia Venezolano, los cuales actuaron sin una orden judicial y sin evidencia alguna que probara que Ledezma infringió la ley, constituyen una clara violación de los derechos constitucionales de Ledezma.

The arbitrary detention of Antonio Ledezma by intelligence officials, who acted without a legal order for his arrest or evidence of any wrongdoing, constitutes a clear violation of Ledezma’s constitutional rights.

More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes and an upsurge in terrorist attacks contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom in 2014. 

In light of the Venezuelan government’s continued imprisonment of Leopoldo Lopez, Daniel Ceballos, and other political leaders, and the recently announced criminal charges against former legislator Maria Corina Machado, Freedom House issued the following statement.


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