The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign is asking all our supporters to take time
out to particiapte in the national letter writing call that the Alvaro Luna
Hernandez Freedom Coalition has put out!! If you want more information on
Mexican Prisoner of War Alvaro Luna Hernandez please got to
FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!!
OCTOBER UPDATE | Over the last several weeks, Chicano
Mexicano Prisoner of War Alvaro Luna Hernandez has been
the target of a bogus investigation and, as a result, has
been placed in solitary confinement as a means to silence
him. We again must speak out on what is happening and
defend our comrade with letters, protests and more.
On Aug. 3, the prison "gang unit" went through Alvaro's cell
under the auspices of investigating recent
Mexicano-on-Mexicano stabbings in the Beto Unit. The
political nature of this investigation should be clear by the
fact no violence occurred on Alvaro's cellblock at all.
Authorities, under order of the warden, were
given authorization to search Alvaro's legal materials for "written
contraband." This request was
made by Sgt. William Kirk, Security Threat Gangs Coordinator.
During that search, guards discovered a handwritten letter to
Alvaro, asking him to pass a letter for
peace among jailed Latinos (no groups were mentioned). Authorities
used this "evidence" to pull
Alvaro from his cell and transfer him to X-Wing under investigation
for alleged affiliation with both
the Mexican Mafia and San Antonio Tango "gangs."
To anyone with even a slight clue, these charges are absurd and
plainly demonstrate the fear these
officials have of organizers like Alvaro. This Prisoner of War has
consistently and completely denied
all affiliations with gangs. Alvaro considers himself first and
foremost a revolutionary, and prison
officials want him out of general population because of his
politics and history as a fighter for
oppressed people. They know Alvaro is supported by many Mexicanos
and dread any type of
organized prisoner politicization, as Alvaro has a history of
leading, and will do whatever it takes to
silence him. We need to not let that happen.
Texas prison officials have a long history of attempting to silence
organizers by labelling them "gang
members" because gangsters are routinely subjected to harsh
punishment, isolation and few are
able to defend against these attempts to discredit and demoralize
our movements. Prisoncrats did
the same to prisoners in the Amistad-March 31 organization and the
Five Percent Nation in the
1990s. Today, they are attempting to do this to Alvaro, and we must
take action now to stop it.
Please contact the following people to demand harassment against
Alvaro Luna Hernandez.
Ray Thompson, Warden
P. O. Box 128
Tennessee Colony, TX 75880
Phone: (903) 928-2217
Alfred M. Stringfellow, Chairman
Texas Board of Criminal Justice
P. O. Box 13084
Austin, Texas 78711
Phone: (512) 475-3250
Fax: (512) 305-9398
When you write your letters, please be polite but firm. You are
encouraged to focus on three
1.) Release Alvaro Luna Hernandez from solitary confinement/X-Wing
and return him to general
population, with all his personal and legal materials intact;
2.) End all investigations, harassment and retaliation against
Alvaro Luna Hernandez; and
3.) End all official efforts to label Alvaro Luna Hernandez as a
gang member or as being affiliated
with gangs -- these are false allegations.
Please write at your earliest convenience. Earlier this year, your
support reversed retaliation against
Alvaro. Your support is again needed. Those interested in being
regional organizers for the campaign
to free Alvaro are encouraged to get in touch.
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