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Interview With Mauricio Avilés

November 1, 2005
Hello. My name is Mauricio Avilés. I want to give a very special greeting to the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, and to all the brothers and sisters of the Presbyterian Church in the United States.

They've asked me to speak a little bit about my story, my experience and all that I've endured as a defender of human rights and the calling I have received to be there for the most needy people.

PPF at SOA

PPF's presence at the School of Americas (WHINSEC) Protest was recently featured in an article by Evan Silverstein of the Presbyterian News Service.

SOA Protesters on Trial Today

Sixteen people who crossed the line last November at the annual protest of the School of Americas stood trial and were sentenced today. Complete details are available at www.soaw.org.

One of the defendants is PPF member Phil Gates, who recently served as an accompanier in Colombia. Phil's sentence is 60 days in federal prison. Please keep him and the other soon-to-be prisoners of conscience in your prayers as they continue in this witness.

Recently Phil wrote the following before travelling to the trial:

Phil Gates on Crossing the Line at Ft. Benning

DR. PHILIP E. GATES
145 N. ROCKY DELLS DR.
PRESCOTT, AZ 86303
928-541-9458
drmsg@aol.com

November 24, 2006

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