Martin Gottesfeld, 32, is a human rights advocate and Senior Systems Engineer born and raised in Andover, Massachusetts. He was arrested on February 17th, 2016 and is being prosecuted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) by Carmen Ortiz’s office.
Marty faces allegations that he conspired with members of the hacktivist group Anonymous to organize an online sit-in of Boston Children’s Hospital’s public website, in no way harming patients or exposing private information. At the time, an international campaign was underway to stop the torture and save the life of 15-year-old Justina Pelletier.
Justina was nearly killed due to the negligence & malpractice of Boston Children’s Hospital doctors. Monday marks the 21st day of his prison hunger strike on behalf of abused children and political prisoners.
Since beginning his hunger strike on October 3, Marty has lost 16.5 pounds. Marty faces 5 years in prison and $380,000 in restitution to Justina’s tormentors. His attorneys are mounting a vigorous defense on his behalf, and need your help.
Marty has dedicated years of his life to fighting for the human rights of institutionalized children. He would often spend 8 hours at his job, come home, and spend another 8 hours campaigning against child abuse. He never profited from his activism. Before over a dozen
FBI agents raided his home and took every computer he owned, he and his wife opened their guest bedroom to survivors of the “troubled teen industry,” powerful and politically connected for profit organizations with an extremely well documented record of atrocities against children. Continue