Youngsters play for freedom of political prisoners
A bunch of NGO advocates planned to hold a concert on Wednesday particularly for barred Judge María Lourdes Afiuni and her attorney José Amalio Graterol
NGOs Un Mundo sin Mordaza (A World with no Gags), Liderazgo y Visión (Leadearship and Vision), Humano Libre (Free Human) and Manos Blancas (White Hands) hosted on Wednesday "Music for Justice" to pay homage to political prisoners.
The afternoon concert would be devoted to Judge María Lourdes Afiuni, in jail for having ruled on the conditional release of ex banker Eligio Cedeño under a United Nations resolution.
Her attorney, José Amalio Graterol, will be also honored. The lawyer was released on bail after being charged for presumed obstruction to justice.
With reporting by Alicia De La Rosa
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