Political Prisoner Update: Political Prisoner Hugo Pinell was born in Nicaragua on March 10, 1945 and recently celebrated a birthday. Hugo Pinell immigrated to the United States with his mother and grandmother in 1957 when he was just 12 years old. He would grow up and later join the movements for justice and equality of his day.
Hugo had been locked down in solitary confinement for over 44 years. Supporters say Hugo has suffered extreme sensory deprivation and the resulting psychological damage the torture has on human beings. Pinell’s attorney’s office relayed news that his 2014 parole hearing has been rescheduled for Friday, May 2, 2014 at 8:30 AM.