UPDATE, January 17, 2016
President Obama has commuted Oscar López Rivera’s sentence. Reaction has begun to trickle in online. Here is just a sample of the tweets (more at #FreeOscarLópez):
Today's announcement of @POTUS to #FreeOscarLopez brings joy to his brother – Jose Lopez – and to many thousands… https://t.co/V0IUOokCrE
— Parranda Puerto Rico (@ParrandaPR) January 17, 2017
Thanks to all twitter friends who signed & retweeted petitions, articles, helped to create momentum; we all celebrate today! #FreeOscarLópez https://t.co/dshRle5uaT
— Uncivilized PRican (@profanostra) January 17, 2017
¡OSCAR LIBRE! Celebrando con mi querida amiga y gran luchadora @jrosaly0113 el indulto otorgado por @POTUS a Oscar López. #FreeOscarLópez ?? pic.twitter.com/xwofs1KGpK
— Pedro Julio Serrano (@PedroJulio) January 17, 2017
@POTUS TY so much for releasing Oscar López. The entire Island is in gratitude for your action! #puertorico #OscarLopez #FreeOscarLopez
— Sotero A. Gomez (@SotehPR) January 17, 2017
@WhiteHouse @POTUS Justice is served! #freeoscarlopez Finally Oscar Lopez Rivera will be coming home. Puerto Rico te espera!
— Annette Jimenez (@annetteyanira) January 17, 2017
Oscar will be released no later than 120 days from today. Visit our website for updates. #FreeOscarLopez
— Peoples Law Office (@PeoplesLawChi) January 17, 2017
In the final days of President Barack Obama’s administration, speculation about whether or not Obama will pardon Oscar López Rivera is spreading. Meanwhile, NPR’s Latino USA has announced that it will dedicate an entire hour to Oscar’s story on January 27, a week after López Rivera and his supporters (along with his critics) will know what Obama will decide.
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