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AWOL Army Specialist AgustÍn Aguayo to Turn Himself in Tomorrow 26th of September
Army Specialist Agustín Aguayo is a Conscientious Objector, a War Resister, and an AWOL U.S. Soldier who will speak to supporters and the media before turning himself in to Military Authorities on Tuesday September 26
Agustín Aguayo, Specialist First Class and medic with the 1st Infantry Division, which deployed to Iraq for a second time on September 1st, 2006. Agustín applied to the Army for conscientious objector (CO) status in February, 2004. When his application was denied, he filed a habeas corpus civil law suit in Washington, DC against the Secretary of the Army in August, 2005. On August 24, 2006 his habeas was denied. And so an appeal was filed in the Washington DC court of appeals -- the first such appeal since 1971. When the Army in Schweinfurt, Germany tried to take him to Iraq by force on September 2nd, 2006, he escaped and has been AWOL since then.
Supporters and family of War Resister Agustín Aguayo who will be accompanied by his wife Helga Aguayo and Fernando Suarez del Solar, father of first Mexican green-card marine who died in Iraq, will speak at a press conference before Aguayo turns himself in to authorities at the Fort Irwin Army base near Barstow, CA.
WHEN: at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 26, 2006
WHERE: Our Lady Queen of Angels Church, 535 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
CONTACTS: Elsa Rassbach - AVA Military Project; Elsa_Rassbach@compuserve.com;
Cell Phone: (646) 400-9206.
Fernando Suarez Del Solar - Guerrero Azteca Peace Project (Spanish-speaking); firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: (858) 774-0172
Peter Goldberger & Jim Feldman (Aguayo Attorneys) – Phone; (610) 649-8200
J.E. McNeil & Bill Galvin –Center on Conscience & War Phone; (202) 483-222.
Center on Conscience & War (CCW), the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO),
Military Counseling Network (Germany), Code Pink, Connection, E.V. (Germany), Courage to Resist,
Global Exchange, Guerrero Azteca Peace Project, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW),
Military Families Speak Out (MFSO – Orange County); Munich American Peace Committee (MAPC – AVA in Munich, Germany), Not In Our Name (Bay Area Chapter).
Fernando Suarez del Solar, Founder & Director
Guerrero Azteca Peace Project
(760)233-0630 Direct telephone, (760)746-4568 Main telephone, (760)737-2334 Fax
PO Box 300221,Escondido,CA 92030-0221
FOR A GENERATION FILLED WITH PEACE AND LOVE