The National Boricua Human Rights Network and other supporters of the fight to free Oscar López are campaigning to get more than 100,000 signatures on an online petition to the White House. López has been imprisoned in the U.S. for more than 35 years for his participation in the fight for independence for Puerto Rico.
As of Nov. 30 more than 72,000 people
“President Obama, do what is right and release Oscar López Rivera before your term ends,” the petition says in part.
According to the White House, if the petition gathers 100,000 signatures by Dec. 11, it will receive an official response from the president.