This is the petition of Holly Sterling, the wife of former
C.I.A. officer Jeffrey Sterling, sentenced to 3.5 years in
prison in May 2015. His crime? Simply being in touch with
New York Times journalist James Risen.
Since then, Holly has fought for her husband's innocence.
While an appeal of his conviction is underway, RSF has
launched a petition on change.org to ask President Barack
Obama for Jeffrey's immediate and full pardon.
During Jeffrey’s trial, the Department of Justice was
unable to present any direct evidence proving that he
divulged classified information to Risen. They relied on
circumstantial evidence — emails and telephone conversations
— to try to make a case to a jury who would likely favor his conviction.
To help this cause, to reach a large number of signatures
on the petition, to pressure President Obama to pardon Jeffrey,
we need your help.
Sign the petition and help spread the message using
#pardonforjeffrey on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
If we can help to obtain Jeffrey's pardon, it will be thanks to you.
Thank you for your support.
Reporters Without Borders