Conditions in Prison:
Leopoldo Lopez spent 5 YEARS, 1 MONTH, and 43 DAYS unjustly imprisoned; until April 30, 2019, when he received a pardon from our President, Juan Guaidó, and was liberated from his house arrest.
Of the time he was unjustly imprisoned, he spent 1,234 in the Ramo Verde military prison, of which 548 days he was subjected to solitary confinement, on top of 321 days where he was isolated and unable to make contact with his relatives or lawyers. Leopoldo’s isolation reached such a point where even his own custodians expressly recognized it in an official document.
Violence, threats, and intimidation were part of Leopoldo’s daily life in Ramo Verde. He was isolated in a 4-story prison tower completely separated from the prison’s population. He was subjected to at least 20 extremely violent searches. Officials from the DGCIM, SEBIN, and GNB would enter his cell without warning, knocking down the doors and bars with torches and pliers; They systematically stole his writings and the few possessions they allowed him to have.