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  • benjamin ramos
    The ProLibertad sends this message out in solidarity with the forces that are trying to remove the U.S. Navy out of Vieques and the organizations/actions in
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 19, 2002
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      The ProLibertad sends this message out in solidarity with the forces that
      are trying to remove the U.S. Navy out of Vieques and the
      organizations/actions in support of the release of VIEQUES POLITICAL
      PRISONERS Carlos Zenon and his son Yabo Zenon!!

      Look for local (New York/East Coast)action alerts from ProLibertad coming
      soon.

      The ProLibertad FReedom Campaign
      ProLibertad@...
      www.ProLibertad.org
      Bronx 718-601-4751
      Manhattan 212-927-9065
      New Jersey 201-435-3244
      ____________________________________________________________________
      Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques
      P.O. Box 1424
      Vieques, Puerto Rico 00765
      Tel. 787 741-0716
      Fax 787 741-0358
      E mail: bieke@...

      16 January, 2002

      Press Release

      Viequenses denounce sentences for Zenon�s as abusive

      The Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques (CRDV) denounced as
      excessive, abusive and violent, the six month sentences given yesterday to
      anti-military activists Carlos Zen�n and his son, Yabureibo. Spokespersons
      for the Vieques organization suggested the sentence is part of a military
      strategy developed at the Navy base of Roosevelt Roads, in the town of
      Ceiba, Puerto Rico. �We have no doubt that Admiral Green was consulted by
      Judge Fust� on this sentence,� said Nilda Medina, CRDV. �The sentence can
      only be understood in the context of military plans to do away with the
      civil disobedience movement and thereby continue with their maneuvers in
      Vieques�, she concluded.

      Members of the Committee affirmed their total support for the Zenon family,
      who have played a central role in the struggle during decades, and most
      particularly, after the death of David Sanes in April of 1999, when they
      established the Monte David civil disobedience camp in the bombing zone.
      Yabureibo Zen�n, age eighteen, is part of the Vieques youth movement that
      has become very active in the struggle for peace here. Carlos �Taso� Zen�n,
      has been active in the struggle against the Navy since the founding of the
      Vieques Fishermen�s Association at the end of the 1970�s. In that period of
      the struggle, Zen�n and other fishermen blocked military maneuvers on
      several occasions, resulting in arrests and repression by federal marshalls,
      courts and jails.

      The Committee urges people in solidarity to write to these most recent
      prisioners for peace on Vieques:

      Carlos Zen�n # 23214-069
      Yabureibo Zen�n #23213-069

      MDC Guaynabo, PO BOX 2147, San Juan, PR 00922-2147



      Also write to:

      Tito Kayak (Alberto De Jes�s Mercado, #19580-069
      Sigan escribi�dole a la administraci�n carcelaria exigiendo su regreso a
      Puerto Rico. (Keep writing to the jail authorities demanding his return to
      Puerto Rico)


      Send letters to:

      Gregory Park, Warden
      Metropolitan Correctional Center - Manhattan
      150 Park Row
      New York, NY 10007



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