Now Playing: Aguayo fate still on rocky grounds
I was curious about when and if Agustin Aguayao was home yet
I was told it is not going to be that simple
I could sense an air of despair in the words as I read them
I can see the ugly monsters head rearing up in the shadow of Agustin
I can see the beast that wants blood and vengeance and fear cast its shadow
I also see a brave man, a man that is committed to Peace, a man jailed for his beliefs, a man that is being treated not on his words or his actions but on the argumentum ad veranda
For More Information see " JOE ANYBODYS WEBSITE For Agustin "
and read this latest post from his website http://www.aguayodefense.org/
RELEASED FROM MANNHEIM - APRIL 18, 2007 - BUT NOT FREE
Augie was released from Mannheim TODAY! However, it is not a moment of rejoice. It could take the Army 12-24 months, from now, to discharge Augie. His case is not technically concluded until the Commanding General takes action (meaning he approves what happened at the court martial). And, because Augie got a bad conduct discharge in a general court-martial it goes through an automatic appeal process.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Essentially, he is still property of the Army and since he is still in the Army, he has to obey Army Regulations. For example he cannot protest in uniform. During this time he could potentially be charged with anything else. As it stands now he has two federal convictions meaning two felonies: one for missing movement and the other for desertion. We do not accept this. We demand that Augie be recognized as a CO and will continue to fight this in court. If needed, we will take it to the Supreme Court.
Augie's actions have inspired countless other soldiers. We have received many letters in support of soldiers in Iraq, as well as soldiers awaiting subsequent deployment orders as well as many other conscientious objectors in the military. I think Augie has done a great deal to stop this war and for that I have the most respect for him. He is an honorable man that stands by his convictions and follows through no matter what! He will go on a Victory Tour across the nation. We urge you to consider sponsoring a stop in your city. Funds are still needed to continue our fight. Please consider donating to Agustin Aguayo's Political and Legal Defense Fund.