The allegation that the FBI has a warrant for my arrest for failure to
serve 15 more years in federal prison is false. It is a total fabrication.
The FBI is interested in sequestering me for information that I have
gathered surrounding Filiberto's death, and have approached my family with
this lie in the hopes that they will disclose my whereabouts. I am not
“hiding.” I am, of course, being cautious, but I am using my cell phone,
communicating with friends and family members, and still participating in
public events. I am accessible.

I feel that the FBI will make an attempt on my life and justify it with
fabricated lies in pursuit of the information I have shared with various
elements of the Puerto Rican media, as well as to quell the revolutionary
spirit that has been activated by Filiberto's death. The FBI will resort
to acts of terrorism against me and others who are calling for a full
investigation of Filiberto's death to terrify and silence the people from
demanding the truth.

Earlier this week, there were allegations by provocateur elements in
Puerto Rico who have made bold attempts to smear the name and reputation
of Filiberto's wife. I believe that the smear tactics are a strategic ploy
by the federal government to ruin her credibility as a witness to events
that led to her husband's assassination. I fully support Filiberto's wife
and family and trust the integrity and solidarity that has been instilled
in each and every member by the late Puerto Rican leader.

I have never been nor will ever be a fugitive from US agencies. I have
honored this sentence to the fullest extent, and publicly exercise my
right to express my political and moral views on the colonization of
Puerto Rico by the United States, which has made me one of the targets for
censure, incarceration, and ultimately assassination.

I am calm and collected, heartened by the reawakened spirit of the Puerto
Rican people, who have truly understood the social and political
implications of the death of the great patriot Filiberto Ojeda Rios.
Statehooders, independentistas, and the undecided all understand that
Filiberto's death was a political assassination carried out by the U.S. to
demoralize the Puerto Rican community, and to quell any and all dissent
regarding the liberation of Puerto Rico, anti-war beliefs, and other
social justice voices that seek dignity, sovereignty, and democracy.

I need the community at large to be vigilant about the conduct of law
enforcement agents to safeguard my life, and the lives of my friends and
family members. The community should demand a thorough investigation on
Filiberto's death, and that the process be transparent and secure the
human, civil, and social rights of Filiberto's family, friends, and

The community must demand that law enforcement agents and their leadership
be charged with the crimes they are guilty of and that they be punished to
the fullest extent of the law.

I love Puerto Rico, and am proud of my people and my heritage, and I will
never waive my right to defend Puerto Rico.

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