[Ppnews] Oscar Lopez Rivera denied parole

Political Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Fri Feb 18 16:11:18 EST 2011

US parole board denies release for Puerto Rican nationalist once 
offered clemency

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 
National Liberation.

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.

Find this article at:

Freedom Archives
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

415 863-9977

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://freedomarchives.org/pipermail/ppnews_freedomarchives.org/attachments/20110218/9d74c2de/attachment.html>

More information about the PPnews mailing list