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Salvador Reza, @PuenteAZ Leader, Arrested Without Cause. Free Sal Now!

July 30, 2010

[UPDATE: SAL WAS RELEASED SATURDAY MORNING! But keep up the pressure!]

via Puente & NDLON:

A leader of human rights was wrongfully arrested today.  Salvador Reza is being held by Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio as a political prisoner in Arizona. Sign the petition that says, “I Stand with Sal. Free Him Now.”

Today, Sheriff Arpaio responded to continued acts of non-compliance by targeting and arresting human rights organizer and leader of the Phoenix-based Puente Movement, Salvador Reza.

Reza was getting in his car outside a rally across the street from the Sheriff’s jail when several Sheriff deputies surrounded him and placed him in handcuffs without cause.

Previous and unrelated to Reza’s arrest, 10+ people of conscience placed themselves in front of a caravan of Sheriff vans to block them from carrying out another raid in the community. Protestors chanted “Arrest Arpaio, Not the People” and “Not One More.”

Action Steps:

  • If you’re in the Phoenix area, join us outside the jail at 35th ave & Lower Buckeye.
  • If you’re outside the area, text “Arizona” to 50555 to donate $5 to the bail fund or click, http://bit.ly/azdonate
  • Sign the petition, “I Stand with Sal. Free Him Now.”

With the Sheriff overstepping bounds to the point that Human Rights organizers are becoming political prisoners, what more will it take for the Obama administration to actually intervene? Free Sal Now!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Carla Dunlap permalink
    July 31, 2010 10:47 am

    Joe Arpaio must be stopped!

  2. July 30, 2010 11:25 pm

    I Stand with Sal. Free Him Now

  3. July 30, 2010 11:24 pm

    FREE Sal

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