[Ppnews] Oscar Lopez Rivera denied parole
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Fri Feb 18 16:11:18 EST 2011
US parole board denies release for Puerto Rican nationalist once
By: The Associated Press
Posted: 02/18/2011 2:40 PM |
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The U.S. Parole Commission says it won't
offer early release to a Puerto Rican nationalist who once turned
down a clemency offer from President Clinton.
Commission Chairman Isaac Fulwood said Friday that the commission has
denied parole for Oscar Lopez Rivera.
His lawyers can appeal. But for now he must serve until at least 2021
under sentencing rules.
Lopez is serving a 70-year sentence in Indiana. He was convicted in
1981 of charges that include seditious conspiracy and transportation
of firearms as a member of the ultra-nationalist Armed Forces of
Members of Congress of Puerto Rican descent had been pushing for his release.
Clinton offered to release him in 1999 Lopez but turned it down.
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