Please write letters to indigenous political prisoner Oso Blanco to remind prison staff that his ailing liver requires continued attention, and that we haven’t forgotten about him!
by Niko / Earth First! Journal
Oso Blanco, who is currently serving 80 years in prison for robbing banks for money to support the Zapatista Rebellion, recently developed a cancer in his liver and required letters to be written demanding treatment. The letters were effective in calling the attention of the prison staff to Oso’s condition and granting him medical treatment. Now, we have received a request for more letters to be written to urge for the doctor’s recommendations to be followed up on.
A message from Flint Gray of osoblanco.org said:
* And most importantly, we need to make sure Oso (& the staff) hears the doc’s recommendations….
“It is my hope that you receive an an alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) blood test that helps to screen for liver cancer risk
and a Hepatitis C viral load (quantitative) blood test that lets us know how much actual virus is in your body. I also hope you get an adequate ultrasound of your liver and can see the results.”‘
Please write to Oso Blanco at: