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MY TROUBLE WITH "POLITICAL PRISONERS"


How can a "Political Prisoner" be paroled and accept his parole without an admission from the State the his CAUSE and ACTIONS of his CAUSE are just?

What does a "Political Prisoner" say to a Parole Board in order to be granted parole?

Does the "Political Prisoner" say I am sorry I h
ave been a bad boy and you can count on me to be good from now on? Or. I am so damn old and feeble, what harm can I do? Or.

Thanks for the opportunity to say "Aluta Continua"?

How do you make the case and petition for his release?

Here is my case in point? Consider the parole of Carlos Alberto Torres:

http://www.prolibertadweb.com/id19.html



Carlos Alberto Torres Parole Campaign

CARLOS ALBERTO TORRES Wins Release on Parole
May 21, 2010

For the complete story:
The National Boricua Human Network and the Human Rights Committee of Puerto Rico have the The National Boricua Human Rights Network and the Human Rights Committee of Puerto Rico have the great and historic pleasure of announcing that Puerto Rican
political prisoner Carlos Alberto Torres, after serving 30 years in U.S. prisons
for his commitment to the independence of his nation, will be released on parole
in July of this year, to reside in Puerto Rico.

This historic release is due to Carlos Alberto’s maintaining his integrity and commitment throughout three decades behind bars, and to the support of the people of Puerto Rico,
Puerto Rican communities in the U.S., as well as those who support human rights
throughout the world. This broad support was key in winning his release, and he
is looking forward to expressing his gratitude in person.

For no legitimate reason, he was made to serve almost 11 years more than his
compatriots who were released in 1999, when president Clinton deemed their
sentences to be disproportionately lengthy. The United States stands out as the
country whose political prisoners serve among the longest sentences in the
world.

Two Puerto Rican political prisoners remain in U.S. custody. Oscar López Rivera, who this month will mark his 29th year in prison, is not
scheduled for release until 2023; and Avelino González Claudio, who this month
will be sentenced to a term not to exceed 7 years. While planning the
celebration of Carlos Alberto’s release, the National Boricua Human Rights
Network and the Human Rights Committee of Puerto Rico will continue to work for
the release of both remaining political prisoners.

Contacts:
in the U.S.: Alejandro Molina 312/296-7210
in Puerto Rico: Eduardo Villanueva 787/612-7840
and historic pleasure of announcing that Puerto Rican political prisoner Carlos Alberto Torres, after serving 30 years in U.S. prisons
for his commitment to the independence of his nation, will be released on parole
in July of this year, to reside in Pueo Rico.

Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Carlos Alberto Torres NEEDS OUR SUPPORT!

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Comment by Mustafa Ansari on May 29, 2010 at 6:39pm
Greetings, Peace, and Power, Sister Africa

Thank you for your sincere response, We Need to be sincere and have a frank talk. These brothers and the African American people who they have fought for remain wrongfully incarcerated and oppressed because the correct applications of law have not be applied.

These brothers are prisoners of war, not criminals. Consequently, the fine domestic lawyers that are representing the brothers in a criminal action for crimes like "Running a Criminal Enterprise, Bank robbery or Murder" are subject to the wrong law. How it should have went down was for these brothers to plead that the U.S. court does not have jurisdiction and for these fine attorney to hand over their case to the international attorneys. No doubt that these lawyers are competent in the U.S arena, however they do not know how to represent "Political Prisoners".The applicable law for these crimes are not U.S criminal statutes, they are the "Geneva Convention", and now the "Torture Convention"due to there detentions in Super Max, and solitary confinement.

The same law that regulates the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay applies to the BLA, RNA , Black Muslims, MOVE, etc.,.

In the international arena we would not pick a Jury of non-peers or appear in front of an Anglo-American pig judge. We would instead plead our case of a just war in front of 15 Judges from Africa, Asia, and Europe who rule by the Geneva Convention. We would plead that they are soldiers and have the right to wage war under the Just War Theory.
Principles of the Just War

* A just war can only be waged as a last resort. All non-violent options must be exhausted before the use of force can be justified.
* A war is just only if it is waged by a legitimate authority. Even just causes cannot be served by actions taken by individuals or groups who do not constitute an authority sanctioned by whatever the society and outsiders to the society deem legitimate.
* A just war can only be fought to redress a wrong suffered. For example, self-defense against an armed attack is always considered to be a just cause (although the justice of the cause is not sufficient--see point #4). Further, a just war can only be fought with "right" intentions: the only permissible objective of a just war is to redress the injury.
* A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success. Deaths and injury incurred in a hopeless cause are not morally justifiable.


We would then immediately request that they be taken out of solitary confinement, obtain mental health and physical examinations in Federal facilities or a military hospital during their re-trial .

In the trial petition we would allege amongst other things like due process, and the evidentiary issues raised by these attorneys in the trial court allege that they have the right to release as soldiers because the Black Liberation Army and the Black Panthers have laid down their arms.

The armed war is over so they should be released.

I am in no way demeaning Brother Chokwe Lummumba, or the valiant Lynn Stewart their counsel would still be needed as they are familiar with the cases and could serve as co-counsel.

I am a trained Human right lawyer and I would not waste my time, your time, or the lives of these soldiers. Our lead attorney on this case would be Dr. Yusuf. N. Kly and co-counsel Attorney Musa Dan Fodio of Atlanta.

Study these documents and the political sense and respect for the ideas of this struggle. Right now we are demeaning the struggle by subjecting them to the jurisdiction of the U.S and then pleading for their release to recalcitrant parole Boards.
Comment by SendMeYourNews on May 27, 2010 at 8:07pm
Dr. Mustafa Ansari
dr.mustafaansari@gmail.com

Dear Brother Kwasi,

I am using this method to respond to your problem with the cases of Black Political Prisoners.



The situation/ignorance/slave-conditioning is worse than that. Although we have many political prisoners, they and their supporters have chosen to pay white/Jewish lawyers to go into a domestic court and plead ridiculous defenses like, " I wasn't there, the evidence was tainted, and my trial lawyer was incompetent. I am not saying that these defenses do not exist, what I am saying and what I have said to their families is that these lawyers are taking you to the wrong court. /Cases of political prisoners are tried in an international arena, not the arena of the hostile government. I have represented Imam Jamil Al-Amin, and worked on the case of Sgt. Akbar, and have corresponded with Mulutu Shakur, but all of their backers have chosen to pay the white/Jewish tricksters who have all been unsuccessful. Then when this is unsuccessful the backers of the Black Liberation Army, Black Panthers and MOVE beg/plead and request the white/Jewish/Negro Parole Boards to set them free for conducting a war. You are right the letters and pleas are� I am sorry I have been a bad boy and you can count on me to be good from now on? Or. I am so damn old and feeble, what harm can I do?



These heroes deserve better because you are right instead of coming out like Mandela there liberation work is being trivialized and ignored.



The shame is that most of them can be released by an International Court. Today a white political prisoner held in Peru by the name of Laurie Berensen was released by the Inter-American Human Rights Court. Most of our political prisoners can be similarly release because most of them are and have been in solitary confinement since there capture. This is a violation of the Torture Convention, and most of them have been denied procedural due Process, and get this. All of them have the right to make war against the United States, and the UN would agree with us. The UN has sent rapporteur after rapporteur to the US and has condemned the U.S Supermaxes and the oppressed state of the African descendants. They know our situation and that these brothers have the right to self-determination, but they cannot move forward with the case being presented.



This means that we have a good chance to have them released from solitary confinement and obtain a ruling that they are political prisoners instead of criminals. This would allow them to be transferred to a Federal facility or an Army base near their homes. Most of them have been so badly treated that they are in need of mental health services. They are not crazy, some of them are depressed.



So, if you want to free Mumia, Imam Jamil Al-Amin, Mutulu,Ruchell Magge, Sundiata and the others and not their lives be wasted you will contact us and stop the insanity. Insanity is doing the same thing the same way and getting the same result. I hopefully can re-engage the other international lawyers in our group who are totally frustrated with this situation, before it is too late. Comrade Bashir Hamed died 6 months ago in a prison hospital surrounded by guards. This is a shame.



--
Dr. Mustafa Ansari
dr.mustafaansari@gmail.com
Chief Justice, Indigenous African American Reparations Tribunal
Author, "Defining Change" A Reparations Guide
http://www.definingchange.us
Plebiscite and African Reconciliation Project

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