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Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Efren Paredes, Jr., Support Video, produced by Mario Rocha

by Hans Koppenhoefer, Jr.

A new video supporting Efren's release was recently produced by his friend, supporter, and TIME Committee member, Mario Rocha

In Mario's description of the video he states: 

"Fasters hold a vigil for Efrén Paredes, Jr., who in 1989 was wrongly convicted and sentenced to three life terms, including two without the possibility of parole, in the State of Michigan. Today Efrén is 37-years-old and, in spite of his plight in the fatal hands of the state, devotes himself as a leader for peace, consciousness and youth justice. He writes extensively on issues related to human rights and actively promotes theoretical and practical alternatives to the dehumanizing exercise known as imprisonment."

The person on the phone that people in the video are speaking to is Efren.  He called Mario's phone at the event from a Michgian prison and was able to join participants in spirit.

We are grateful to Mario for producing the video and helping us continue bringing global attention to our campaign to free Efren.  As long as Efren remains in prison, none of us are free.