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In 2017, after considerable research on the case, Robert Kennedy Jr. met Sirhan Sirhan for three hours in a San Diego prison and concluded that Sirhan did not kill his father. “There were too many bullets. You can’t fire 13 bullets out of an eight-shot gun,” he told The Washington Post. “My father was the chief law enforcement officer in this country. I think it would have disturbed him if somebody was put in jail for a crime they didn’t commit.” 22

The Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s joint statement, co-authored by Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s speechwriter Adam Walinsky, called the prosecution of Sirhan “a mockery of a trial that has been demolished by numerous eyewitnesses, investigators and experts…the case should be reopened for a new comprehensive investigation while there are still living witnesses.” 23

Sirhan has spent over 50 years in prison for a murder he cannot remember committing and which the physical evidence shows he did not commit. It is time for the authorities to act before truth and justice in this case are lost to history. We encourage you to visit Justice for RFK (www.justiceforrfk.com) to learn more and take action to open a new investigation.

 

Paul Schrade and Denise Bohdan are available for interviews about Sirhan Sirhan’s parole effort and reopening the case.

The Truth and Reconciliation Committee is dedicated to America confronting the truth of the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and Robert F. Kennedy which changed the course of American history and adversely affect us to this day. As with other Truth and Reconciliation movements, our goal is not to punish the perpetrators but to help bring about a new era of understanding for the sake of current and future generations. You can also visit www.americantruthnow.org for more information.

TRC Co-Chair Dan Storper is available for interviews about their efforts to reopen investigations into the four major assassinations of the 1960s and establish a truth and reconciliation process.

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