21 February 2020

Nina Droz Released!

(Class-Struggle Defense Notes)

After nearly three years in U.S. Federal custody, Puerto Rican activist and class-war prisoner Nina Droz Franco has finally been freed. On February 7, Droz was let out of a halfway house in Puerto Rico, where she had been held since last November after release from prison in Florida. She was framed up on bogus charges that she had tried to burn down a bank in San Juan during a national work stoppage on May Day 2017 (see “Nina Droz Sentenced—Free Her Now!” WV No. 1136, 29 June 2018). Droz was targeted for her political activism and railroaded by the vindictive U.S. colonial overlords, who, with the help of their local lackeys, have long bloodily repressed, looted and starved the Puerto Rican people. For the right of independence for Puerto Rico!

In a recent letter, Droz graciously thanked the Partisan Defense Committee for its support and solidarity. She informed us that now on the outside, she has plans to fight for the freedom of other prisoners, for whom she consistently advocated during her detention. The PDC has sent a donation to help Nina transition back home. We point others to the GoFundMe page set up for her: www.gofundme.com/f/nina-quiere-retomar-su-vida.

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(reprinted from Workers Vanguard No. 1170, 21 February 2020)

Workers Vanguard is the newspaper of the Spartacist League with which the Partisan Defense Committee is affiliated.