On August 6 I was
I am deeply grateful to
all of you
who've supported me during this excruciating ordeal. Some of you have
around since the first day of my capture in 1984. Others became
court trials attempting to criminalize actions taken in support of
from Central America to
My release after 20 years imprisonment for political offenses demonstrates that political prisoners can be brought home. Do not forget those left behind. Mumia is still on death row. The MOVE prisoners have endured over 25 years of unjust imprisonment. Mutulu Shakur, Oscar Lopez, Marilyn Buck and many others are weighed down by inordinately long sentences. A new generation of political prisoners needs support - from younger activists like Jeff "Free" Luers to immigrants detained in the extended post 911 repression.
I make special mention of my codefendants - Torn Manning, Richard Williams and Jaan Lamaan. Of 8 of us charged with United Freedom Front actions, they are the only 3 remaining in prison. That's "freedom", as in what these comrades fought for on behalf of others. They deserve respect and support. All our political prisoners need to be brought home.
One does not pass through
I was never a victim. I
am a survivor
of wars fought for and against
I am now home with my wife Jamila and close to my family, including daughters, grandchildren and mother. From my heart I thank you all, for what you gave helped in some way to make this return home possible.
Love and Respect,
Ray Luc Levasseur