The Campaign to Free Oscar: 2014 in Highlights

January * Oscar marks his 71st birthday, and writes to his daughter Clarisa: “I feel very comfortable with my life and in my skin. I know I chose to serve the most just and noble cause that a Puerto Rican citizen could serve. My years in prison are only the occupational hazard that the struggle costs. But I was conscious of what awaited me, because the women and men who

Kanpay Medya Sosyal pou jou fèt Oska Lopès Rivera (Medya Sosyal)

Jou ki va 6 janvye 2015 lan, La Repuesta Magazine and National Boricua Human Rights Network (NBHRN) mande w pou ou aji nan non prizonye politik Pòtoriken ki gen plis tan nan prison, pou onore gason vabyan ki sibi plis pase 33 lane nan prison. Kanpay lan rele “Nesans yon Patriòt, Zetwal tout yon nasyon”. Kanpay k ap fèt sou tout planèt lan mande 100,000 twit delivre nan kont twiter

Campaña de medios sociales en el cumpleaños de Oscar López Rivera (versión corta)

El 6 de enero de 2015 la revista La Respuesta y Red Nacional Boricua Pro Derechos Humanos (NBHRN) hacen un llamado a la acción pro la liberación del prisionero político puertorriqueño que más tiempo lleva encarcelado, Oscar López Rivera. La campaña mundial espera conseguir 100,000 mensajes a las cuentas de Twitter del presidente y del Departamento de Justicia el 6 de enero de 2015, el día de cumpleaños de Oscar

8th Gathering: "Forging Nets for Demilitarization and Genuine Security" Passes Resolution on Freedom for Oscar

The 8th Gathering of the International Women’s Network Against Militarism, that occurred on February 19-25, 2012, reunited 26 women representing 8 countries gathered in Puerto Rico. Delegates from the Philippines, Guahan (Guam), Japan, Okinawa, South Korea, Hawaii, and the US joined their counterparts in Puerto Rico to evaluate the growing military threat and develop strategies to counter the impact of militarism, military contamination, imperialism and systems of oppression and exploitation

U.N. torture sleuth urges end to long solitary terms

By Patrick Worsnip UNITED NATIONS | Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:19pm EDT UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. torture investigator called on nations on Tuesday to end lengthy solitary confinement in prisons, saying it could cause serious mental and physical damage and amount to torture. Solitary confinement is practiced in a majority of countries for reasons ranging from punishment to protection of prisoners from fellow inmates but is subject

International investigation into death of Filiberto Ojeda Ríos

Attorney Luis Abreu Elías, who represented Ojeda Ríos in the past, asked international organisms to investigate the assassination. By Inter News Service February 2, 2012 Attorney Luis Abreu Elías, who represented the deceased Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, member of the Boricua Popular Army–The Macheteros, today accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of having allowed a sharpshooter agent to shoot the Puerto Rican independentista leader at a time when he

N.Y. Friends of Puerto Rico at the United Nations report on UN hearings

After a successful round of hearings at the United Nation Decolonization Committee and reception on Monday, June 20, this is to commend all who contributed to this year’s success through work, presence in the activities or both. The resolution adopted at the hearings, sponsored by five countries, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela, once again was a reflection of the issues of concern presented by the petitioners, including Vieques and

Comité Pro-Derechos Humanos presentation to the UN

LA PAZ NO PUEDE SER IMPUESTA POR LA FUERZA DEL ESTADO Señor Presidente, señores delegados. Soy Eduardo Villanueva Muñoz, portavoz del Comité Pro Derechos Humanos de Puerto Rico. Comparezco, como tantos años, a llamar la atención, no sólo de éste Comité, sino de la comunidad latina que vive y vota en Estados Unidos, de la nación puertorriqueña que reside en el territorio que aún hoy es Puerto Rico, según la

National Lawyers Guild Int'l Committee Presentation to the UN

By Jan Susler National Lawyers Guild International Committee Presentation to the United Nations Decolonization Committee Hearings on Puerto Rico June 20, 2011 The National Lawyers Guild was founded in 1937 as an alternative to the American Bar Association, which did not admit people of color. The National Lawyers Guild is the oldest and largest public interest/human rights bar organization in the United States. With headquarters in New York, it has