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Velia Koppenhoefer

"To help get justice for my son Efren Paredes, Jr. who was wrongly convicted."

Battle Creek, MI, USA
female, age 57
married, 3 children
Speaks: spanish, english
Joined Mar 19, 2008
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I am working to generate support for the release of my son, Efren Paredes, Jr., who was wrongly convicted in 1989. Efren has been incarcerated since age 15 for a crime he did not commit in Berrien County, Michigan (USA). He will turn 35-years-old on April 4.

To learn more about this terrible injustice and how you can help, please visit the following links:

We are strongly urging you to please visit to learn how you can contact the Governor of Michigan to express support for Efren's release.  Please circulate this far and wide.

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Groups Amnesty International, Amnesty International Debate Group, Amnesty International...Redux, Death to the Death Penalty, Human Rights First, Human Rights Watch, NAACP, People Helping Other People Worldwide, The Round Table
Hometown St. Joseph, MI 
Birthday Nov 21, 1958  
Languages spanish, english  
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    Nov 17, 2014 3:54 AM

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    Carole S. (338)

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    Dec 27, 2010 10:46 AM

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    Nov 19, 2010 7:26 AM

    Carole S. (338)
    Best wishes on your
    "special day," dear Velia!


    Nov 17, 2010 4:47 AM

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    Apr 29, 2010 2:27 AM

    LucyKaleido S. (78)
    Latin America,Minga,global mobilization,climate justice,mother earth,madre tierra
    'MINGA' is a new Spanish word for me: a grass-roots community mobilization, as here, to 'Save Our Mother Earth'. We need a MINGA to get Efrén released!
    Jan 7, 2010 11:07 AM

    Jenny D. (830)
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    Another week almost over...hope your weekend is filled with delight!
    Jan 7, 2010 11:05 AM

    Jenny D. (830)
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    Another week almost over...hope your weekend is filled with delight!
    Nov 23, 2009 5:03 AM

    LucyKaleido S. (78)
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    Nov 23, 2009 5:01 AM

    LucyKaleido S. (78)
    Fireman Birthday Cartoon in Spanish Hose will blow out the candles on giant birthday cake
    Sorry I'm wishing you a happy birthday late, Velia.
    I hope the best present
    -Efren's release- will come very soon!
    All the best, hugs !

    Nov 21, 2009 8:02 AM

    Jenny D. (830)

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    Nov 18, 2009 4:17 AM

    Carole S. (338)

    Enjoy your "Special
    Day," Velia!


    Nov 18, 2009 4:11 AM

    Cynthia n. (340)
    happy birthday cake

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