Venezuela opposition figure Leopoldo López leaves Spanish embassy | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Venezuela opposition figure Leopoldo López leaves Spanish embassy

Leading Venezuelan opposition figure Leopoldo López has left Spain's embassy in Caracas after seeking refuge there in April 2019 and secretly fled the country, his family says.

His father said Mr López had gone to Colombia and was now heading for Spain.

Mr López took shelter in the embassy after appearing with opposition leader Juan Guaidó and calling for a rebellion to oust President Nicolás Maduro.

He was arrested in 2014 accused of inciting violent political protests.

Mr López, who has repeatedly denied the charges, received a 14-year jail sentence in a military prison.

But in 2017, Mr López - a Harvard-educated former mayor who has been prevented by the government from standing for public office - was moved to house arrest.

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