[Ppnews] Parole Board extends time to make decision about Oscar Lopez Rivera

Political Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Thu Feb 3 10:45:03 EST 2011


Oscar Lopez Rivera's attorney, Jan Susler, spoke 
to a representative of the US Parole Board, 
February 2. She was informed that the Commission 
has indicated that Oscar's case has been 
designated an "Original Jurisdiction" case, and 
because of that, they have been reviewing the 
case and expect to make a decision by NEXT WEEK, February 11.

This means that we have one more week to GATHER 
SIGNATURES. Please CALL, FAX and MAIL!

4th Day of Call-In
WEEK OF SOLIDARITY WITH OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA

Summary of yesterday, Wednesday, February 2

We estimate that the US Parole Board received 
between 250-300 calls from Puerto RIco, Mexico 
and various cities across the US. The phone 
lines, as well as the fax line, have been busy 
for 20-25 minutes at a time and sometimes seems 
to be permanently busy. PLEASE DO NOT BE 
DISCOURAGED. KEEP TRYING. Various people have 
been told that the only way to make their 
opinions heard is ONLY through writing. KEEP 
CALLING, FAXING AND MAILING YOUR LETTERS TO THE 
US PAROLE BOARD THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. Spread the 
word on your personal and organizational Facebook 
account. WE WILL LET EVERYONE KNOW AS SOON AS WE 
HEAR WORD FROM THE PAROLE COMMISSION.

CALL IN TODAY!

The US Parole Commission has said they intend to 
make their decision to confirm or reject the 
negative recommendation by the US Parole Examiner 
by February 11, on Puerto Rican Political 
Prisoner Oscar López Rivera, #87651-024, 
currently incarcerated at FCI Terre Haute. Oscar, 
68 years old, is presently serving his 30th year 
of prison for struggling for Puerto Rican independence.

The National Boricua Human Rights Network and the 
Puerto Rico-based Comité Pro-Derechos Humanos are 
urging the parole commissioners to reject the 
wrong-headed and politically punitive 
recommendation of the parole examiner. We intend 
to swamp the Parole Board with letters, faxes and 
calls until they respond positively.

PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING 3 THINGS:

1) DAILY CALL-IN CAMPAIGN FOR THIS WEEK (Jan 
31-Feb 4): CALL the Parole Board in support of 
Oscar Lopez Rivera from 9:00am UNTIL 5:00 PM 
(EST) CALL and have others call. It only takes 5 
minutes. THE NUMBER IS: 301-492-5990 hit 0 to 
speak to operator.  They will  tell you that you 
must send your opinion in writing. That is fine. 
KEEP CALLING ONCE A DAY UNTIL FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 
11. PLEASE DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED. Sample script is below.

Hi, I'm calling for the release of Oscar Lopez 
and I live in Chicago [NY, etc.] The Parole 
Commission should parole Oscar López # 87651-024 
immediately, in spite of the hearing examiner’s recommendation to deny parole.

IF YOU HAVE TIME, USE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
1) Oscar has the support of a broad sector of 
Puerto Rico’s civil society as well as Puerto 
Rican and Latino communities throughout the United States.
2) Oscar was not accused or convicted of causing 
injury or taking a life. He was never accused or 
convicted of participating in the 1975 Fraunces 
Tavern bombing or any other action that resulted in injury or death.
3) President Clinton’s determination that Mr. 
López Rivera’s sentence was disproportionately 
lengthy, and his offer that would have resulted 
in Mr. López Rivera’s release in September of 2009.


2) Download the attached letter and fax it right 
away. (FAX NO: 301/492-5543, ALTERNATE FAX NO: 202/492-5307)

Remember the Parole Commission has stated their 
intention to make their decision by Feb. 4. Get 
as many of your friends, family. colleagues and 
forward to your Facebook and retweet. You can 
also download the letter at the National Boricua 
Human Rights Network website <http://boricuahumanrights.org/>here.

3) MAIL Letters to:
Isaac Fulwood, Chairman
United States Parole Commission
5550 Friendship Boulevard, Suite 420
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815

Re: Oscar López Rivera, #87651-024, FCI Terre Haute


Please keep close track of the letters sent/faxed 
to the Parole Board and let us know at 
<mailto:alejandrom at boricuahumanrights.org>alejandrom at boricuahumanrights.org.



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