Cesar will have to remain in the country until then, which might be one or two months. Also the embassy said that chemical tests done to Cesar’s bag to determine wether he was carrying dynamite have given negative results. If these news are confirmed this would also mean that the accusation against him (carrying a dynamite stick) would be very difficult to prove. As we said all along this was a political case.
There is no doubt that his release is the direct result of the extraordinary international campaign that we have launched. We thank all those who have participated in the campaign and made Cesar’s release possible.
As we receive more informatiom we will circulate it and let the you know what the next steps of the campaign wil be (he is still pending trial and there a number of other political prisioners still in jail).
Ocotber 6, 2004
Background to the Cesar Zelada case
Fuerza de Izquierda Socialista (Perú)