[Ppnews] George Wright update
Political Prisoner News
ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Thu Sep 29 20:27:39 EDT 2011
Many of you will have heard the sad news that
police are claiming they have arrested George
Wright, an alleged former BLA combatant living in
Portugal under the name Jose Luis Jorge dos Santos.
Mainstream news reports state that Wright escaped
from prison where he was serving a sentence for
murder in 1970. He then apparently joined the
BLA, and was one of a group which hijacked a
Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Miami,
forcing it to land in Boston, where they
exchanged their hostages for 1 million dollars
before flying on to Algeria. While the Algerian
government did seize the million, Wright and the
others were not handed over to the united states.
According to these same mainstream news reports,
Wright has spent the past forty years living in
Africa and then Portugal.
<http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/27/justice/hijacker-found/>CNN reports that:
At age 68, he was living quietly in the resort
of Sintra near Lisbon in Portugal when he was arrested Monday.
The United States is seeking his extradition from
Portugal to serve the remainder of a 15- to
30-year sentence for murder. Portuguese judicial
authorities could not be reached Tuesday for
details of the extradition process.
Wright is fighting extradition, a U.S. federal
agent said, and his next court appearance in Portugal is in about two weeks.
A comrade in Lisbon has made contact with Wright,
and he has indicated that he would like support. He can be reached at:
Estabelecimento Prisional instalado junto da Polícia Judiciária de Lisboa
Rua Gomes Freire, 174.
Best to put the names "George Wright" and "Jose
Luis Jorge dos Santos" on envelopes so that the
prisoncrats don't have an excuse to reject them.
More information will be made available soon.
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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