[News] Mari Bras Confirms FBI Raids

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Pro independence leader Juan Mari Bras
Mari Bras Confirms FBI Raids
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San Juan, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Pro independence leader Juan Mari 
Bras denounced raids, arrests and surveillance of Puerto Rican 
freedom fighters by the US Federal Bureau of Investigations.

Mari Bras confirmed the arrest of William Moler and wife Marina in 
Limon, Mayaguez, in relation to the murder of Filiberto Ojeda Rios, 
leader of the Boricua Popular Army (EPB-Macheteros).

The FBI surrounded the farm house of another freedom fighter in 
Mayaguez, not that of Jose Rodriguez, a.k.a. "Don Yeyo".

Ojeda Rios, 80, was general secretary of the Puerto Rican Socialist 
Party and lives now on the west coast.

Mari Bras says those actions are related to the Sep 23, 2005 murder 
of Ojeda Rios by FBI agents at a farm house in Hormigueros, near Mayaguez.

Since then, Puerto Rican progressive forces have denounced non stop 
FBI harassment either through direct home visits or to nearby areas 
or by probes against them.

Dr. Hector Pesquera, co-President of the Hostosianos National 
Independence Movement (MINH), said FBI actions target the local 
freedom movement for denouncing Ojeda Rios" brutal assassination.

Radio Isla station said FBI Chief in Puerto Rico Luis Fraticelli 
refused to talk on the operation, a common attitude with respect to 
such FBI operations that also exclude the local Police.

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