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‘I’m no threat’ will Obama pardon one of the world’s longest-serving political prisoners?

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Oscar Lpez Rivera – AKA the Mandela of Puerto Rico – has been in a US jail for 35 years for his part in the independence struggle. He talks about renouncing violence and his dream of seeing the monarch butterfly again Any day now, monarch butterflies will begin their epic migration from Canada to Mexico. It is one of the wonders of the world: insects whose distinctive orange and black wings barely stretch four inches flying on thermal currents up to 3,000 miles in search of a warm spot to spend the winter. The phenomenon has entranced Oscar Lpez Rivera […]

Obama commutes sentence for political prisoner Oscar Lpez Rivera

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Lpez Rivera, whose commutation was announced with 208 others, has been incarcerated for 35 years for his role in fighting for Puerto Ricos independence Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of Oscar Lpez Rivera, a victory for the Puerto Rican independence activist who is considered to be one of the worlds longest-serving political prisoners. In his final days in office, Obama has issued a release of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, the US army soldier who became one of the most famous whistleblowers in modern times. Lpez Rivera, whose commutation was announced on Tuesday along with those of 208 others, has […]
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