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The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign’s New Campaign

December 17, 2010

997 is not Enough! Forward this out far and wide! Oscar needs your Support!

In solidarity with the National Boricua Human Rights Network’s  (NBHRN) new campaign to ask for parole for Oscar Lopez Rivera, one of our two Puerto Rican Political Prisoners, ProLibertad has started an online petition to pressure President Brack Obama to give Oscar parole or to commute his sentence.

We are asking all freedom loving people to support both the online petition, which will be sent to President Barack Obama once we have reached our goal of 10,000 petitioners, and to support the letter writing campaign by the NBHRN. Our letters and online support will help us bring one of the longest held political prisoners home!

Both campaigns are important! We must use all avenues available to help win parole/commutation for Oscar.

Sign our petition:

and send a letter out:

“Agitation, organization, resistance, struggle and love are the ingredients that will guarantee us VICTORY!” -Oscar Lopez Rivera, Puerto Rican Political Prisoner

For more information on Oscar Lopez Rivera and to write to him:


El Comité Familiares y Amigos Avelino González Claudio is calling on all freedom loving allies and supporters to support the campaign to get Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Avelino Gonzalez Claudio released from solitary confinement and into General Population!

Please cut and paste this letter into a document and fax it to Warden Claude Maye at FCI Bastrop.

Warden Claude Maye

FCI Bastrop
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 730
Bastrop, TX  78602

Phone:  512-321-3903
Fax:  512-304-0117

Re: Avelino Gonzalez Claudio, 09873-000

Dear Warden:

We understand that Mr. Gonzalez Claudio has been in administrative detention status at FCI Bastrop since his arrival there on October 29, over one month ago.  We further understand that the conditions in administrative detention are quite punitive, including very limited contact with family and virtually total isolation from human contact. There is absolutely no justification for maintaining him under such punitive conditions.

We urge you to place him in general population, and to do so immediately, so that he can enjoy a four day family Christmas visit— as opposed to one day in administrative detention—, so that he can bathe daily— as opposed to three times weekly in administrative detention—, so that he can phone his family and friends using the 300 minutes per month allotted to prisoners in general population— as opposed to the one 15 minute phone call per month allotted in administrative detention—, and so that he can participate in the programming available and the human interaction in general population— as opposed to being locked in his cell 24 hours a day in administrative detention.

At 68 years old, with Parkinson’s Disease, and with a projected release date of October 2012, his placement in general population is most certainly warranted.

Yours truly,



One Comment leave one →
  1. Jose M. Lopez Sierra permalink
    December 4, 2011 11:16 am

    Dear Friends,

    The United Nations’ (UN) Decolonization Committee is in its third decade of trying to eradicate colonialism in the world. In that effort, it holds a hearing every year around June (the month New York City holds its Puerto Rican Day Parade) to discuss Puerto Rico’s colonial situation.

    It would be helpful if in next year’s discussion there could be a full house in the hearing room with people interested in the decolonization of Puerto Rico. This hearing is not well publicized since some people would like to maintain the status quo forever.

    Could your organization spread the word out to your people so that those interested in attending the June 2012 hearing could do so? The exact date has not yet been determined by the UN.

    Thank you for your time in this matter!


    José M. López Sierra

    United Partners for the Decolonization of Puerto Rico 2012

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