Today my country holds political prisoners again. 35 years, for an act that should have gotten him a medal.
By way of comparison, Marine Lance Cpl. Jerry Shumate and Lance Cpl. Tyler Jackson were both sentenced to 21 months for the aggravated assault of Hashim Ibrahim Awad, 52, a grandfather, in 2006. Awad died after being shot during the assault. Their sentences were later reduced.
Marine Lance Cpl. Robert Pennington was sentenced to eight years for the same incident, but served only a few months before being granted clemency and released from prison.
Commit murder? Get a few months. Let the American public know that the army is committing murder? Say goodbye to your life.
There’s a petition for clemency. Go sign it. It’s not much, but it’s one step.