2017 Oslo Freedom Forum
May 23, 2017
In Venezuela, advocating for democracy is grounds for arrest. 261 people are currently held in arbitrarily detention without charge. Antonietta Ledezma’s father, opposition politician and former Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma, is one of those people. Antonietta refuses to stand idly by while her countrymen are imprisoned and harassed for their activism. Despite her father’s 26-year prison sentence, she vows to remain steadfast in her optimism for a free and democratic Venezuela.