Wednesday, October 13, 2010

NYC, Oct. 15: Immigrant Rights Activist and Former Torture Victim from Chile Faces Deportation

By Lainie Cassel, Upside Down World
October 12, 2010

When Victor Toro settled with his family in the Bronx over 20 years ago he thought he had finally found a place to call home. After being tortured and imprisoned for his work as a Chilean activist under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in the 1970’s, Toro spent several years jumping from country to country in search of a safe haven, until finally settling in New York City in 1986. Now 68 years old, Toro may once again be forced into displacement as he heads to a US deportation court on Friday, October 15. [...]

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For those in the New York City Area: Victor Toro’s hearing will take place at 9:00am on October 15, 2010 before Judge Sarah Burr. The room can be found on the 12th floor of 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY. The Victor Toro Defense Committee is urging all supporters to come out. Check

For donations to his legal fund: checks can be made payable to: Las Penitas Inc and sent to P.O. Box 739, Bronx, NY 10454.

For more information: (212) 631-7555,

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