Sunday, April 18, 2010

Puerto Rican Political Prisoners

A post via VivirLatino by Maegan la Mamita Mala, which shows a presentation by human and civil rights attorney Jan Susler, sheds some light on what would motivate Carlos Alberto Torres, Oscar Lopez-Rivera and others to risk so much.
Read "PART I. Puerto Rican Political Prisoners: 30 years in U.S. prisons"

Jan Susler: An attorney for the People's Law Office has over 30 years experience as an attorney and over 20 spent representing the Puerto Rican political prisoners. She served as lead counsel in the efforts culminating in the clemency offer and release of eleven Puerto Rican political prisoners in 1999.

Carlos Alberto Torres: Born on September 19, 1952 in Ponce, Puerto Rico has served 30-years of a 78-year sentence on charges of seditious conspiracy and other charges.

Oscar Lopez-Rivera: Born on January 6, 1943 in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico has served 29-years of a 55-year sentence for seditious conspiracy and other charges.

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