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Free Mondo and Ed, the Omaha Two political prisoners.

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We, the undersigned, call on the United Nations, Amnesty International, President Barack Obama, United States Attorney General Eric Holder, Nebraska State Senator Ben Nelson, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, the Nebraska Board of Pardons and the Nebraska Parole Board to grant Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen We Langa (hereinafter “Mondo”) formerly known as David Rice and Ed Poindexter -The Omaha Two Political Prisoners- their freedom from the Nebraska State Penitentiary after 40 years of incarceration.
Mondo and Ed were wrongfully convicted on April 17, 1971 in the murder trial in Douglas County District Court, Omaha, Nebraska for the August 17, 1970 bombing death of Omaha Police Officer Larry D. Minard, Sr. Mondo and Ed were sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder.
For more than 40 years, Mondo and Ed have been unjustly imprisoned for a crime they did not commit. Both deny any involvement in the crime. Mondo and Ed were arrested as part of a covert government Counter Intelligence Program called COINTELPRO launched by F.B.I. Director J. Edgar Hoover to destroy and arrest members of the Black Panther Party. While there was physical evidence accepted by the court in the trial this evidence could accurately be characterized as “manufactured,” “fraudulent” and “of doubtful relevance.” The conviction is based on the eyewitness testimony of one witness who changed his testimony during a court hearing after he was coerced by police. We raise our voices in support of Mondo and Ed and urge officials to release the Omaha Two Political Prisoners in the United States immediately.

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