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Not Again! Stop the Trials of Ricardo Palmera!

by staff |
February 24, 2008
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Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the National Committee to Free Ricardo Palmera.

We demand freedom for Colombian revolutionary Ricardo Palmera. The U.S. imprisonment and trials of Ricardo Palmera are a violation of the sovereignty of Colombia. Palmera has done nothing wrong. To the contrary he is a freedom fighter in the service of the people of Colombia. Palmera fights against the corruption and terror imposed on is country by President Bush and those dreaming of U.S. empire.

Professor Palmera is a political prisoner of Bush and company. He is held in solitary confinement outside Washington D.C. - NO family, NO friends, NO reporters, not even his own Colombian lawyer are allowed to visit. Palmera has committed no crime, but only dedicated his whole life to the Colombian people.

Professor Palmera's trial is bizarre. The first trial ended in a hung jury, so Palmera was re-tried on the same charges. At the start of the second trial, Judge Hogan had to step down because he was caught cheating with U.S. prosecutor Ken Kohl. Hogan's replacement Judge Lamberth refused to allow Palmera any witnesses. At the same time, Judge Lamberth allowed the U.S. prosecutor dozens of witnesses - paid informants, lying convicted drug runners, and corrupt Colombian government officials. THE ONLY FAIR TRIAL IS NO TRIAL!

Picket line and press conference for Ricardo Palmera's freedom!
Monday, March 3rd, 2008, 8:30 a.m. picket line, 9:00 a.m. press conference
Federal Court Building (333 Constitution Ave. NW) Washington, D.C.