Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
Dhoruba bin Wahad (former Richard Moore) served nineteen years in prison for the May 1971 attempted murder in a drive-by shooting of two New York City policemen guarding the home of Manhattan District Attorney Frank Hogan. Dhoruba was released after he obtained exculpatory evidence withheld by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. While in prison, Dhoruba won the release of 300,000 pages of FBI documents including secret COINTELPRO directives. Operation COINTELPRO was a clandestine and illegal counterintelligence program directed against political activists from 1956 to 1971, under J. Edgar Hoover’s close supervision. Dhoruba’s activism made him a target of the COINTELPRO operation.
Dhoruba is planning on attending the Universal Periodic Review by the United Nations of human rights treaty compliance by the United States. The UPR will be held in Geneva…
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