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Puerto Rican Independence Activist Oscar López Rivera Freed

HeadlineMay 17, 2017
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Meanwhile, Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López Rivera is set to be freed today after 36 years in prison—much of the time spent in solitary confinement. In February, López Rivera was transferred to Puerto Rico to serve the remainder of his sentence. He’s slated to return to Chicago on Thursday, where he’ll be welcomed in a celebration featuring U.S. lawmakers of Puerto Rican descent, including Reps. Luis Gutiérrez and Roberto Maldonado.

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