Release conscientious objector Kimberly Rivera
Dear President Obama,
On Monday afternoon, during a court-martial hearing at Fort Carson, Colorado, conscientious objector Kimberly Rivera was sentenced to 14 months in military prison after publicly expressing her conscientious objection to the Iraq War while in Canada.
She has repeatedly spoken out against the Iraq War. As her lawyer says, "Because she spoke out against the Iraq War, Kim’s sentence is harsher than the punishment given to 94 percent of deserters who are not punished but administratively discharged." Kimberly is pregnant and the mother of four children.