Oscar López Rivera has served 34 years in US prisons for seditious conspiracy - in other words, for his commitment to the independence of Puerto Rico - though he wasn't convicted of hurting or killing anyone. Since 1898, when the US militarily invaded and occupied Puerto Rico, there hasn't been a single decade in which there hasn't been anindependentista imprisoned.
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) in coordination with the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee sent a letter urging President Obama to grant Executive Clemency to 71-year-old political prisoner and Native American activist, Leonard Peltier.
Now that United States and Cuba are preparing to open embassies in each other's countries, what else needs to happen to support the process of détente between the two countries?
The NLG welcomes the December 17 release of the remaining members of the Cuban Five, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero after serving 16 years in US prisons. The NLG, including its International Committee and Cuba Subcommittee, has long campaigned for the release of the Cuban Five...
This NLG publication is a transcription from a panel held on October 7, 2008 at New York University Law School. The event was sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild, the NLG NYC Chapter, and NLG NYU Law School Chapter.