Sunday, April 22, 2007

Eric Volz update and a call to action

Here are some updates on the Eric Volz situation that my friend Lori passed on to me.

Dateline NBC will air their story about Eric Volz story on tonight, April 22. The show airs 8pm - 9pm (in all time zones), but please watch NBC for more information, double-check your local schedule or go to for current listings.

CNN Anderson Cooper 360 is scheduled to air their Eric Volz story on THIS MONDAY night, April 23.The show airs at 10pm ET / 9pm CT / 8pm MT / 7pm PT, but please watch for more information, double-check your local schedule or go to for current listings.

And finally:

Contact the Nicaraguan Embassy. We urge you to send this form letter to Fernando Coronel, the Press Director at the Nicaraguan Embassy in Washington:

To the Honorable Fernando Coronel:In the spirit of goodwill that exists between many Nicaraguans and Americans, I respectfully write to ask that you to pay considerable attention to the case of Eric Volz. He is an American citizen currently incarcerated in the La Modelo prison, convicted of a crime he did not commit.

Eric's case is currently in the appeal process. As a result, we want to turn your attention to the fact that the justice system is in breach of articles 7 and 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which state, "All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law" and "Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him."

Please help see to it that Eric's case be reviewed fairly and that justice be done. If interested, below is a link to the Declaration of Human Rights:

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