Peter Erlinder Holds Special Briefing in Chicago

Professor Peter Erlinder, Formerly Imprisoned in Rwanda, Holds Special Briefing in Chicago

The Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation, in conjunction with the Chicago Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and Loyola University, hosted a Special Briefing with Professor Peter Erlinder and his Kenyan attorneys, Gershom Otachi Bw’Omanwa and Kennedy Ogeto.

View the videos of the special briefing at the Hotel Rwanda Foundation site here!

NLG Chicago and the Hotel Rwanda Foundation thank Loyola University for allowing the use of Kasbeer Hall at the Corboy Law Center (CLC) at the School’s Water Tower Campus.

Jon Burge Sentencing: Pack the Courtroom

BURGE GUILTY: Sentencing hearing on Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 9am.

PACK THE COURTROOM.  Get there early to get in.

12 noon, rally and press conference
219 S. Dearborn, Courtroom 1925

Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge is finally facing his own sentencing hearing after a jury convicted him last June of three counts of obstruction of justice and perjury for lying about the torture he and others committed on the force.

For years, lawyers, activists, the torture survivors and their family members worked tirelessly to expose police torture and hold Burge accountable for his crimes. Let’s pack the courtroom and demonstrate our ongoing commitment in seeking justice for all torture survivors.

ICAT objection to Burge’s sentence PDF.

This event is sponsored by the Illinois Coalition Against Torture (ICAT). For more information, visit the Illinois Coalition Against Torture website at Also, see John Conroy’s blog on the Burge trial at

(Photograph taken by Eric Rogers.)