[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.
1169-007 Lisboa

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.

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