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Oscar López Rivera es un preso político. En un libro, Luis Nieves Falcón, describe su lucha por liberar a Puerto Rico y su  encarcelamiento por más de  treinta años en prisiones de los Estados Unidos. ¡ABUSADORES! Lo acusaron de “conspiración sediciosa”  para derrocar al gobierno yanki, como si el pepiniano llevara en sus bolsillos par de bombas atómicas.  Sus manos se ensangrentaron solamente cuando, en el uniforme de los imperialistas,

International and Puerto Rican Leaders Meet in Summit on Human Rights in San Juan

San Juan- Renowned international specialists in Human Rights will meet in San Juan from December 7 to 10, 2012, in the Summit on Human Rights, in the Emilio S. Belaval Theater of the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón [Sacred Heart University], in Santurce. The Summit is aimed at familiarizing the public with the current Human Rights situation in the world and in Puerto Rico, and pointing out the intimate relationship between

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

"300 Years of Political Prisoners" Film Series and Lecture

On November 10th & 11th the Latin@ Coalition, a group of Latino student organizations from different Universities around Chicago that work together, toured a film series, along with guest speaker Dr. Hugo Velazquez, across three different Universities in Chicago, Columbia College, UIC, and DePaul. The event, titled “3 Centuries of Political Prisoners” screened 3 films, the first “María Mercedes Barbudo: The Road of No Return” is about María Mercedes Barbudo

NBHRN part of Nov 5 Conference against Repression

Chicago, IL – Over 150 people gathered here, Nov. 5, for the first national conference of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression. Conference organizer Tom Burke said, “The national conference was a grand success. We united movement leaders from Florida to San Jose, from New Jersey to L.A., in opposing political repression, Islamophobia and the criminalization of whole communities. We dedicated ourselves to a campaign in solidarity with the famous

Congratulations to Compañero Luis Sanabria!

Luis Sanabria, long-time activist and compañero from Philadelphia, has been chosen by the Fuego Dance Company to receive the 2012 City Impact Award for his leadership and contributions to the city of Philadelphia, including his presidency of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Boricua Human Rights Network. He will be awarded this honor at the upcoming 16th Annual Latino Gala of 2012 (the first in Philadelphia) on Saturday, February 4,

Officials slam US report on Puerto Rico Police

(AP)  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s Justice Department has denounced a scathing U.S. federal report on the island’s police force even though the governor and other officials accepted the findings and pledged improvements. The territory’s attorneys attacked the federal findings in a court motion this week involving a police brutality suit brought by two university students. The motion, which was filed with Justice Secretary Guillermo Somoza’s name at

Puerto Rico - Macheteros Claim Evidence Of Police Bugging

FBI Interested In Puerto Rican Nationalist Group By EDMUND H. MAHONY and HILDA MUÑOZ, The Hartford Courant,0,3620415.story   7:09 p.m. EDT, September 1, 2011 A high-profile Puerto Rican nationalist claims an apparent electronic tracking device he found attached to his car was placed there by federal authorities in an effort to intimidate him. The claim was made by Hilton Fernandez-Diamante, a member of the Puerto Rico pro-independence group