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Protest Sentence

April 08, 1985

The sentencing of four nuclear war protesters to up to 18 years in prison for breaking into a Minuteman 2 silo should put to rest, once and for all, the notion that there are no political prisoners in this country.

Would they have received such harsh sentences if they had broken into a post office? Of course not! And probably not even if they had murdered someone.

But because they protested the official state policy of preparation for the imminent nuclear war, they had to be made examples of.

JACK HANDEY

Los Angeles

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