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Human rights activist Martin Gottesfeld is a pre-trial inmate facing felony charges from Carmen Ortiz's office under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). The same office and act was relentlessly used against the Internet's Own Boy, Aaron Swartz, until his death by suicide in 2013. Marty is facing allegations that he conspired with members of hacktivist group Anonymous to organise an online sit-in of Boston Children's Hospital public website to stop the torture and save Justina Pelletier's life.
Marty is passionate for his human rights work involving protecting youth from institutionalised abuse. A tireless advocate against the well documented atrocities of the “troubled teen industry" he was drawn to Justina Pelletier's case.
Justina was an institutionally abused 15 year old Christian girl taken from her parents as a Ward of the State by Boston Children's Hospital. Doctors at Boston Children's felt her symptoms had psychological causes ignoring her primary doctors. Denied her pain and cardiac medications, she became paralyzed below the hips. Contact with her family was severely limited and she took to smuggling them notes hidden in art projects describing her suffering.
Marty faces up to 25 years in prison and $380,000 in restitution to Justina’s tormentors at Boston Children's Hospital.