committee discussing the resolution before bringing it to the plenary had recommended
first change was to add specifically the names of two prisoners: Oscar López
Rivera, held in U.S. federal prison for 30
years; and Avelino González Claudio, suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The
resolution calls for releasing López Rivera on humanitarian grounds and
González Claudio on compassionate grounds.
second change was to decry inhumane conditions in U.S. prisons, including long
sentences, lack of compassion and lack of adequate medical care.
resolution passed by approximately a three-to-one vote.