This week can be the determining week for the freedom of Oscar López Rivera.
The US Parole Commission has said they intend to
make their decision to confirm or reject the
negative recommendation by the US Parole Examiner
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 incarceration 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 flood the Parole Board with letters until they
respond positively. PLEASE DO ALL THREE of the following:
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. Sample script is below.
Hi, my name is ______________ 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 letter to mail and fax here (or
write your own using that as a template and place
on your letterhead) and send right away. (FAX NO:
301/492-5543) 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.
3) MAIL Letters to:
Isaac Fulwood, Chariman
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
Please forward far and wide and post and repost.
LET'S FREE OSCAR,
Alejandro Luis Molina