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UN Decolonization Committee Gives Carlos Alberto Torres Standing Ovation

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On Monday, June 18, former political prisoner Carlos Alberto Torres testified before the United Nations Decolonization Committee hearings on Puerto Rico. He was introduced as a former political prisoner who had spent 30 years in prison for struggling for the independence of Puerto Rico. At the end of his presentation which was specifically on why the US government must free Oscar López Rivera, Carlos was accorded a standing ovation by the members of the Committee, as well as those present in the chamber.
Both his presentation, as well as Eduardo Villanueva, the spokesperson for the Committee on Human Rights in Puerto Rico, Jan Susler, Oscar’s attorney, and Antonio Martorell, renown Puerto Rican artist, will be available on the Network website early next week.

Antonio Martorell also spoke before the Committee of 24 as it is also known, to demand freedom for Puerto Rican political prisoners.

Download the written presentations:

Carlos Alberto Torres UN Presentation Spanish

Antonio Martorell UN Presentation Spanish

Eduardo Villanueva UN Presentation Spanish

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