Women of the Venezuelan Chaos: Panel discussion with special guests and director Margarita Cadenas

Women of the Venezuelan Chaos

Language: Engels

Panel discussion with Leopoldo López Gil, father of political prisoner Leopoldo López, director Margarita Cadenas and more about the crisis in Venezuela.

This special event is part of the celebration of 30 years of the Sakharov Prize by the European Parliament.

During the extended panel discussion led by television presenter Aldith Hunkar, the human rights issues in Venezuela are discussed by, Leopoldo López Gil, father of poltical prisoner Leopoldo López, filmmaker Margarita Cadenas, Dutch-Venezuelan political scientist Sasha Ojeda Mendoza and Latin America correspondent and expert Edwin Koopman.

Awarded for the first time in 1988 to Nelson Mandela and Anatoli Marchenko, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is the highest tribute paid to human rights work by the European Parliament. In 2017 the prize went to the Democratic Opposition in Venezuela. This year the Sakharov Prize celebrates its 30 year anniversary.

For the last several years, Venezuela has been in crisis. Once the richest country in Latin America, its democratic institutions and its economy are now in shambles. At the same time, the number of political prisoners has amounted to more than six hundred. Among those imprisoned are prominent opposition leaders Leopoldo López, Antonio Ledezma, Daniel Ceballos, Yon Goicoechea, Lorent Saleh, Alfredo Ramos and Andrea González. This evening is in support of the 2017 Sakharov Prize laureates, the Democratic Opposition in Venezuela and their fight for human rights.

This screening is organized in cooperation with the European Parliament


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 19:30
Theater aan het Spui Grote Zaal
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