San Juan, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Senator Antonio Fas Alzamora asked the President of the United States, Barack Obama, for the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, who has been in jail for more than 32 years, 12 of them in solitary.
The PM of the governing Popular Democratic Party (PPD) recalled in a letter to the U.S. President that this is a matter of human rights and justice, as he has been imprisoned longer enough and does not deserve to be more time deprived of his freedom.
“If the United States has been the defender of human rights in the world, it must be an example, and the case of Oscar López is the opportunity to put into practice what it preaches”, stated Fas Alzamora.
The veteran Senator took advantage of Obama’s visit to Pope Francis, scheduled that for March 27 as part of his effort in the struggle for equality and justice for humanity, to ask for the release of the political prisoner that has been longer imprisoned in the United States.
For the politician of the PPD, Lopez Rivera’s conviction of seditious conspiracy, a crime of a political nature, is a vestige of the cold war.