Mr. Volz goes to Washington: An Update on Berkeley Human Rights Commission Panelist Eric Volz

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A little over a month back, we ran an interview with Eric Volz as a part of our coverage of the Berkeley Human Rights Center's conference, The Soul of the New Machine: Human Rights, Technology, and New Media. Volz was a panelist at the conference, where he discussed his experience as a political prisoner in Nicaragua, the online campaign which helped to keep his case alive, and the pros and cons of staging similar campaigns. If you have not already, definitely check out our interview with him.  

I received an email update from Eric this morning, in which he explains that he is in Washington D.C. filing a petition in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The petition asks the Commission to issue an order terminating the Nicaraguan government's   efforts to have Volz's conviction reinstated by the Supreme Court of Nicaragua. He said that he will be poting play by play of the experience this morning via Twitter.

For copies of the petition and background, updates, and news about the case, visit Eric's website Friends of Eric Volz and keep up with his progress on Twitter.