Comments on Deteriorating Health of Political Prisoners in Venezuela

Marie Harf
State Department Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications
Washington, DC

We are deeply troubled by reports that Mayor Daniel Ceballos’ health is deteriorating.  We remain concerned for the well-being of Daniel Ceballos, Leopoldo Lopez, and the other political prisoners currently in detention in Venezuela.  We call upon the government to ensure their welfare. We join the international community in calling for their immediate release.