The trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López and four students for their alleged responsibility in the violence unleashed after a demonstration in Caracas on February 12 was postponed again this Monday.
According to López’s defense attorney, Juan Carlos Gutiérrez, on this occasion, the third time the hearing has been postponed, the reason was the poor health of student Christian Holdack.
The next session, the sixth, is scheduled for September 30.
López is accused of public incitement, conspiracy (criminal association), damage to property, and arson for the violent acts that occurred at the end of the march on February 12.
That day resulted in three deaths and dozens of wounded and detainees. The country then plunged into a wave of protests that ended after several months with a total of 43 deaths.
López’s lawyers have denounced that the court did not admit any of the dozens of pieces of evidence that he presented to try to prove his innocence.
An investigation by the newspaper Últimas Noticias points to members of the Venezuelan intelligence services as allegedly responsible for the deaths on February 12 in Caracas.