Human rights defender who became a Targeted Individual, Carlos Montes has his next court appearance Thursday, September 29 in Downtown Los Angeles at Los Angeles Superior Court where human rights defenders aim to protest in demand of dropping the alleged the trumped-up charges against Carlos, stopping the the FBI harassment of all anti-war and solidarity activists around the country and returning all confiscated material to its rightful owners.
Thursday, Carlos Montes is to appear in a preliminary hearing at the LA Superior Court where the prosecution will present what the rights defenders call “its bogus ‘evidence'” and Carlos and his attorney will have opportunity to contest it.
“This is an important day in Carlos’ case, and we need everyone’s support in the court room,” Mr. Montes’ supporters said in an statement issued by Stop FBI Repression on Wednesday.
“The LA Committee to Stop FBI Repression is calling on supporters to go into the courtroom and be present during Carlos Montes’ hearing, so that the judge and the prosecutors can see the amount of community solidarity that Carlos has on his side. We hope that by demonstrating our unity and solidarity, we can help to get these bogus charges dropped. Please join us.”
On May 17, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s SWAT team and members of the FBI carrying automatic weapons stormed into the home of the veteran activist, Mr. Montes.
According to rights defenders advocating for Mr. Montes, his arrest was in typical Cointelpro style including trumped up charges to silence dissent.
“He was arrested on trumped-up charges that were merely a pretext to invade his home and seize political documents, computers and cell phones, as well as question him about his political affiliations.”
In May, the day after the arrest of Montes, angry protesters in downtown Los Angeles rallied against the U.S. New Phoenix Program hit squads ramped after the Obama authorized manhunt and assassination activities.
The SWAT Team with FBI had broken down the door to activist Carlos Montes’ home while he slept early in the morning morning. (“Protesters rally against Obama Cointelpro Hit Squads attacking Americans”) (See: “Cointelpro abuse of LA targeted rights worker to draw crowd at Court, Dupré, D., National Human Rights, knotmove.com)
The LA Committee to Stop FBI Represison is urging the public to take two actions aside from joining them at the courthouse:
1. Sign The petition for Carlos can be signed here on the International Action Center website.
2. Call US Attorney General Eric Holder (202) 353-1555and demand Hands Off Carlos Montes and other activists.
The Committee to Stop FBI Repression was birthed in response to the FBI raids on seven homes and an anti-war office on Friday, September 24, 2010.
Russia Today recently included in its repor, “Spending on Spying” an interview with Montes and stated that his attack is “all part” of the Obama administration’s repression of activists in what it calls “counter-terrorism” including spying, ransacking homes, and arrests of peace workers who are against United States propaganda that supports its wars on innocent people.