Thursday, May 29, 2008

Community Protest Against Grand Jury Case of Puerto Rican Independence Activist


Community Protest Against Grand Jury Case of Puerto Rican Independence Activist scheduled for May 30 at Brooklyn Federal Court

The subpoena on Elliot Monteverde Torres to appear before a Grand Jury in New York was postponed to May 30, 2008. Thus, there will be picket in support of Elliot Monteverde Torres and his family on May 30, at 9:30 am in front of the Brooklyn Federal Court, 225 Cadman Plaza East, near Tillary Street.

Elliot Monteverde grew up in the western part of the island-nation of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Before migrating to the U.S., he worked in Puerto Rico providing legal advice and organizing workshops for poor working communities. Elliot studied law at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He served as coordinator of the Vieques Alliance, a coalition of people and organizations in New York struggling to rid the U.S. Navy out of Vieques.

Previously, three young people were subpoenaed to the same federal grand jury: Tania Frontera, graphic designer; Christopher Torres, social worker; and Julio Pabon, filmmaker.


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