Oscar Lopez Arrives in Puerto Rico after 35 Years in Prison
09 de febrero de 2017, 18:20San Juan, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Pro-independence activist Oscar Lopez Rivera arrived in Puerto Rico after 35 years in prison, in the United States, to finish his sentence, commuted by former President Barack Obama before concluding his term of office.
The 74-year-old activist arrived in this country at 16:43 hours, local time, in a flight from North Carolina, accompanied by his daughter Clarissa Lopez Ramos, his brother Jose, democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez and lawyer Jan Susler, among other people.
Lopez Rivera was serving his 70-year sentence at the US Penitentiary Terre Haute, in the state of Indiana,
Particular measures still unknown prevented journalists and people that went to the international airport Luis Munoz Marin, in Isla Verde, were able to give him a warm welcome.
Thousands of people in Puerto Rico and the world, including seven Nobel Peace Prize winners, such as Desmond Tutu, Adolfo Perez Esquivel and Rigoberta Menchu, had demanded for years the Puerto Rican patriot's release.
It is believed that he would serve the rest of his sentence, which concludes on May 17, at the residence of his daughter and under supervision by Usa federal authorities.
Obama commuted the sentence of the pro-independence activist on January 17, three days before finishing his term of office and after years with Puerto Rican people demanding his release.
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