ProLibertad United Nations sign now

We, the undersigned, respectfully petition the United Nations General Assembly to address in plenary the cases of the Puerto Rican Political Prisoners (Carlos Alberto Torres, Haydee Beltran and Oscar Lopez Rivera) incarcerated in U.S. jails for their political beliefs and actions in the defense of self determination and freedom for Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico has been a colony of the United States of America since 1898; the United Nations Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, Resolution 1514 (XV) declares colonialism as an international human rights violation and calls for the self-determination and independence of all colonies. The United Nations Special Committee on De-colonization recognizes Puerto Ricos colonial reality and has passed many resolutions calling for its self-determination and independence. The Puerto Rican Political Prisoners found Puerto Ricos colonial reality intolerable and unacceptable; this led them to join the Puerto Rican Independence movement and to confront the United States government, which was their right as International citizens, as stipulated in the United Nations Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, Resolution 1514 (XV).

When arrested in April 1980, the Puerto Rican Political Prisoners invoked prisoner of war status and argued that the U.S. courts and its political subdivisions did not have jurisdiction to try them as criminals; they petitioned their cases to be handed over to an international impartial court, which was their right under Article 4 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War of August 12, 1949. The U.S. government did not recognize their request and tried them; they did not defend themselves and were given sentences 19 times longer than the average sentence given out that year. These sentences are punitive and excessive; it is clear that they were being punished for fighting against U.S. colonialism in Puerto Rico.

During their 25-year incarceration, the Puerto Rican Political Prisoners have been subjected to physical and psychological torture; this is in direct violation of international law, which prohibits the mistreatment of prisoners due to their political beliefs [United Nations; Minimum Uniform Rules on the Treatment of Prisoners (UNSMRTP), Rule A1 6(1).].

We petition the United Nations General Assembly to pass a resolution in favor of the unconditional release of the Puerto Rican Political Prisoners from U.S. jails and for the de-colonization of Puerto Rico.

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in, otherwise register an account for free then sign the petition filling the fields below.
Email and the password will be your account data, you will be able to sign other petitions after logging in.

Privacy in the search engines? You can use a nickname:

Attention, the email address you supply must be valid in order to validate the signature, otherwise it will be deleted.

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Shoutbox

Who signed this petition saw these petitions too:

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in

Comment

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Goal
200 / 1000

Latest Signatures

  • 23 December 2015200. Irmgard Iiglesiasd
    Libertad para Josй Pйrez Gonzбlez tambiйn What country Puerto Rico
  • 19 December 2015199. Western Massiactroopsoutn
    I support this petition
  • 08 December 2015198. Elmer Sanchezo
    Nuestros presos politicos son nuestros heroes.Tratemos de llevar el legado a nuestros jovenes!Libertad para todos!! What country PUERTO RICO
  • 01 December 2015197. Melissa M
    I support this petition
  • 09 November 2015196. Gabriel V
    I support this petition
  • 30 October 2015195. Aaron Gamalielr
    I support this petition
  • 12 October 2015194. Marcel C
    I support this petition
  • 25 September 2015193. Fayemi S
    I support this petition
  • 20 August 2015192. Catherine H
    I support this petition
  • 19 August 2015191. Ingrid Watson
    I support this petition
  • 21 July 2015190. Lane F
    I support this petition
  • 20 July 2015189. Yasmin H
    I support this petition
  • 02 July 2015188. David Guyf
    I support this petition
  • 20 June 2015187. Andre B
    george bush is the real terrorist What country Canada
  • 30 May 2015186. Andrea H
    I support this petition
  • 24 May 2015185. Dafne Bray
    I support this petition
  • 08 May 2015184. Margarita R
    LIBERTAD, QUE VIVA NUESTRA GENTE = PA'LANTE SIEMPRE PA'LANTE. USA = SAID THE YOUNG LORD WAY = US-ALWAYS!! PUNTO!!! What country U.S.A
  • 20 April 2015183. Virginia R
    I support this petition
  • 05 April 2015182. Paulette D
    I support this petition
  • 02 April 2015181. Anselmo F
    Mi Patria es Puerto Rico What country Puerto Rico
  • 31 March 2015180. Antonio T
    I support this petition
  • 25 March 2015179. Robert Lrabins
    I support this petition
  • 10 March 2015178. Marcus L
    war without terms What country united snakes of ameriKKKa
  • 08 March 2015177. Theresa C
    I support this petition
  • 05 March 2015176. Jessica Dosr
    I support this petition
  • 02 March 2015175. Alejandro T
    Libertad What country Puerto Rico
  • 26 February 2015174. Michael Ll
    I support this petition

browse all the signatures

Information

Lolita YuBy:
TelecommunicationsIn:
Petition target:
United Nations General Assembly

Tags

No tags

Share

Invite friends from your address book

Embed Codes

direct link

link for html

link for forum without title

link for forum with title

Widgets