Now 73, he is the longest- held political prisoner in Puerto Rican history. Charged with seditious conspiracy -the same charge for which Nelson Mandela was imprisoned-for his participation in Puerto Rico’s independence movement. Never accused of hurting anyone or participating in any violent act. Last year, several heads of state at the annual OAS general assembly proclaimed Oscar “the Nelson Mandela of Latin America.”
International human rights leaders such as Nobel laureates Desmond Tutu of South Africa, Adolfo Perez Esquivel of Argentina, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ricky Martin, Puerto Rico’s governor and resident commissioner, the archbishop of San Juan and tens of thousands who have signed letters for his release.
Jessie Fuentes: (773) 603-0236
Michael Rodríguez: (773) 517-4209
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