Puerto Rico: Lopez finally returns home after 35 years in US jail

PUERTO RICAN independence leader Oscar Lopez Rivera returned home on Thursday after over 35 years in a US jail ahead of his impending freedom in a few months time.
Mr Lopez flew into the island’s capital San Juan from the Terra Haute prison in Indiana, escorted by Mayor Carmen Yulin and US congressman Luis Gutierrez, who helped secure his transfer.
The independence leader was escorted to his daughter’s apartment, where he will serve the rest of his sentence, ending on May 17, under house arrest.
The transfer came after former US president Barack Obama commuted Mr Lopez’s 55-year sentence... read more

 
11 February 2017 in Art & Culture, Views: 42
Source: Morning Star
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