|Ana Karina García with other student protesters on February 12, 2017|
|Robert Redman and Bassil Alejandro Dacosta|
"Today I was hit with a rock in the back, a helmet in my nose. I swallowed tear-gas, Carried the kid who died, and what did you do?" - Robert Redman, age 28 over twitter on February 12, 2014
"Gentlemen, he who is here will go out tomorrow to find a better future." - Bassil Alejandro Dacosta, age 24 , over Facebook on February 11, 2014.
Last year the Venezuelan human rights organization Foro Penal published and distributed the above image with the names and images of young Venezuelans murdered during the 2014 anti-government protests along with their first names which states: "It is ironic to celebrate the Day of the Youth in Venezuela when her youth are in prison, exiled or in a tomb."
Tonight Leopoldo Lopez still unjustly imprisoned tweeted about his 2014 arrest:
"Three years ago, faced with the infamous capture order against my person, I decided to stay and face this dictatorship. I would do it a thousand times over!"Leopoldo also remembered the youth killed on February 12, 2014 and their grieving families over twitter:
A big hug to Bassil's mother, Robert's father and Juancho's family. All victims of the violence of this dictatorship.Public pressure and international scrutiny led to the killer of Bassil Da Costa being brought to justice his name is José Ramón Perdomo Camacho, a state security agent of the Maduro regime, who was sentenced to 29 years in prison on December 1, 2016.
Venezuela is no longer a free country but there are courageous Venezuelans struggling to free their homeland.