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Abroad Coalition Mobilizes to fight ....

for Justice for Jailed Ghanaian Soccer Player in USA

The Leader of Ghanaians Abroad Coalition (GAC), "Osagyefo" Kwame Appiah Boateng (Kwame Mayor), who founded the Council on Africans and Americans Relations(CAAR), has publicly appealed to Ghanaians Around the World, American Civil Rights Organizations such as the NAACP, ACLU, the Innocence Project; African-American Civil Rights, Political, Community and Religious Leaders, as well as "Our White Brothers and Sisters" dedicated to Civil Rights issues to demand retrial and seek justice for Eric "Saviola" Frimpong, the former University of California - Santa Barbara soccer star who has been sentenced in the United States of America by a Judge to serve six years on alleged rape charges.

The iconic Civil Rights Crusader noted that the fact that the sentencing Judge in Eric Frimpong's case used the word "primitive" to describe the action of (an African defendant) calls for scrutiny, since such a word is not normally used to describe the equally repugnant acts of Non-African defendants in U.S. Courts.

"The innocence or guiltiness of Eric "Saviola" Frimpong should be pursued with fairness and justice, said the Coalition Leader.

"If the allegations by the woman who accused Eric Frimpong are true, then we should strongly condemn such vicious and repugnant act. On the other hand, if Frimpong is an innocent man who has been wrongfully convicted and sentenced to serve six years in prison, then justice was not served", said the Civil Rights Leader and popular Politician.

Meanwhile, the Ghanaians Abroad Leader is asking people around the World, especially Ghanaians to write letters and send Greetings or Sympathy Cards to the "Free Eric Frimpong Campaign for Justice" his organizations have established for the soccer star.

>>> Signed for release : Che Mashinini, Special Correspondent, Uhuru Times

WRITE TO : =========

C/O: Kwame Appiah Boateng

The Council on Africans and Americans Relations, 65 Pine Avenue, Suite # 166, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA Email : Info@KwameforPresident.Com * 24-Hours Telephone (310) 740-3132

Source: By Che Mashinini, Special Correspondent to Uhuru Times

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