Black People Politics : Obama ignores clemency for political prisoners

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    President Obama fails to free political prisoners in the US

    The United States of America holds the world record for the most incarcerated population on the
    planet. Nearly 2.3 million Americans are locked into the country’s criminal justice system.Among
    them, hundreds of political prisoners the U.S. government does not recognize.

    Andrew Young, the former U.S. Ambassador to the UN told the French Socialist newspaper Le Matin:

    "There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people [in the U.S.] whom I would call political
    prisoners."


    So when US President Barack Obama finally decided to execute his pardon privilege, his choices were
    disappointing to many, like Jim Klimaski, who litigates constitutional and civil rights cases. Klimaski
    told RT:
    "President Obama had the opportunity of correcting egregious errors and the people he pardoned
    are essentially insignificant."


    Read more: http://www.rt.com/usa/obama-political-prisoners-usa/

     
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