Endorsed by ILPS – USA Chapter
This message carries a warm greeting and the gratitude of the Human Rights Committee of Puerto Rico for your constant support and work in the struggle for the release of Oscar López Rivera. June 20, 2016 will mark a new series of events before the United Nations Decolonization Committee in New York to demand that the colonial case of Puerto Rico be examined by the General Assembly and a true decolonization process for our homeland be initiated.
At present, when the executive branch of the United States government has admitted to its Supreme Court and the world that Puerto Rico is a non-incorporated territory subject to the plenary powers of the U.S. Congress, it is our duty and obligation to struggle against what the United Nations has defined as a crime against humanity: colonialism.
We invite you, in support the release of political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, to contact the countries of the world which, as members of the United Nations, defend human rights and self-determination of the people, as well as the fundamental statutes of the United Nations. Our purpose is that peaceful activities be carried out in 35 countries (one for each year of Oscar’s imprisonment) in an exercise of freedom of expression and demand for redress before United States entities. This will make known world support for Oscar’s release. We extend our gratitude for your efforts in order that this clear expression of human solidarity with political prisoner Oscar Rivera be heard loud and clear throughout the world.
On June 20th at the United Nations in New York and throughout the world: Free Oscar López Rivera, a patriot of his Puerto Rican people!
WE CAN FREE OSCAR LÓPEZ RIVERA
National Boricua Human Rights Network
2739 W. Division Street
Chicago IL 60622
Comité Pro-Derechos Humanos