Monthly Archives: November 2015

imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap B needed your help

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The Imam Jamil Action Network (IJAN), Family and Allies call for a

National Action Campaign

Transfer Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin/H. Rap Brown

 to Georgia or Yazoo City, Miss.  He Needs:

•QUALITY MEDICAL TREATMENT BY SPECIALISTS

•TO BE CLOSER TO HIS LAWYERS

WRITE: U.S. Armed Forces Reserve Complex

346 Marine Forces Drive,

Grand Prairie, Texas 75051

or

EMAIL: GRA-DSC/PolicyCorrespondence@bop.gov

CALL: Phone #:  972-352-4400

FAX:  972-352-4395

Reference: Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, # 99974-555,
USP Canaan, P.O. Box 300

Waymart, PA 18472

Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown has worked tirelessly standing and speaking out for justice and against oppression. From the years of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to the Atlanta Community Mosque and  national Muslim community and beyond.

In addition to having Smoldering Myeloma, Imam Jamil Al-Amin/H. Rap Brown is suffering from Sjogren’s Syndrome.  He continues to suffer severe pain, swollen jaws and other symptoms.  He must be afforded quality medical attention by specialists. 

Urge the Federal Bureau of Prisons to ensure adequate treatment for Imam Al-Amin’s medical condition, by transferring him to a warmer climate, i.e., a Georgia facility or Yazoo City, Mississippi.  The cold climate in Waymart, Pennsylvania, more than 700 miles from his attorneys, aggravates his illness.  While his health is priority,   Imam Jamil must have constant contact with his legal team. It is urgent he is transferred to one of the above facilities.

Transfer Imam Jamil/H.Rap Brown to Georgia or Mississippi!

No Execution by Medical Neglect!

We Still Demand  the Release of Imam Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown)!

For more info: IJAN: East: 267.738.3842 Midwest: 216.215.0165 South 252.907.4443 Nat’l 336.312.441

IMAM JAMIL ACTION NETWORK – THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE

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RISE EXCLUSIVE MEDIA RELEASE – 10/11/2015

DEATH IN CHRISTMAS ISLAND-WHO IS RESPONSIBLE AND ACCOUNTABLE FOR DEATHS, TORTURE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT’S IMMIGRATION DETENTION CENTRES? – RISE EXCLUSIVE MEDIA RELEASE – 10/11/2015

Death in Christmas Island-Who is responsible and accountable for deaths, torture and sexual violence in the Australian government’s immigration detention centres?

#UnAccountableDeaths

Mr.Fazal Chegeni was a Kurdish refugee from Iran who died last Friday after escaping from the Christmas Island immigration detention camp in Australia run by multinational security company SERCO.  The cause of his death has not been made known.

Deaths are not unusual in the Australian government’s onshore and offshore detention camps which have a long history of no accountability whatsoever.  Australia’s World Press freedom ranking by Reporters Without Borders has been falling over the years due to the lack of transparency and access to these detention camps.

While we mourn the loss of one more person in our community, like previous deaths in detention, the Australian government and SERCO have failed to answer questions or take responsibility for Mr.Fazal Chegeni’s death.

Mr. Chegeni’s death occurred under the watch of the Australian government.  The only ‘improvement’ that can be made to immigration detention “facilities” is the closure of these concentration camps that have killed and maimed so many of our community members.

Ex-detainee and founder of RISE, Ramesh Fernandez said that “For the last 20 years there have been many unaccountable deaths in Australian-run detention centres.  Token inquiries have been carried out but nobody has ever been held accountable.”

“Refugees remain political pawns for politicians and a convenient source of income for detention contractors like Transfield Services or security companies like SERCO and Wilson Security.”

Mr. Fernandez further remarked that “At least 90 percent of people held in detention are people of colour and mostly refugees and asylum seekers.  Our black and brown bodies are not treated with respect and dignity in Australia because we are not seen as equal to white people”

“Support for detention centres is support for rape and death in custody as well as an inherently racist refugee policy.”

We urgently request the public to resist Australia’s xenophobic government policies by demanding greater transparency, fairness and humanity in the treatment of asylum seekers and refugees and the closure of all detention centres.

Our basic demands are :

  1. Shutdown detention centres offshore and onshore
  2. Bring asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru, Manus and Christmas Island to mainland Australia.
  3. Process all asylum claims and visa applications fairly and humanely in the community

Finally we pay our condolences to the family and loved ones of Mr.Fazal Chegeni.

RISE Team
RISE : Refugee Survivors and Ex-detainees

MURDEROUS IGNORING OF SETH HAYES’

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PLEASE POST AND SPREAD WIDELY

I just received a call from Ori Lumumba regarding Robert Seth Hayes (#74A2280).

As many of you know, Seth has had a chronic cough since May of this year for which he did not receive any diagnosis or treatment for many months.

When Seth finally saw the pulmonologist at Coxsackie on Monday, November 2, the doctor wanted to know why the medical personnel at Sullivan had waited so long to bring Seth for a pulmonary exam. The pulmonologist intends to schedule for Seth a CT scan, a CT scan of his heart, and bloodwork. The pulmonologist thought there might be some infection, but needs more info.

In addition, the facility doctor (Dr. Sidorowicz) told Seth to come to the clinic to use the nebulizer whenever he feels short of breath. Seth has been using an inhaler twice a day (Seth does not get to carry his inhaler, and so needs to go to medical when he gets short of breath) and also the nebulizer twice a day for a while now, although he does not yet have a diagnosis of the cause of this chronic cough.

On a prior occasion about 10 days ago, C.O. Slater, who was accompanying Seth to the clinic, stated that Seth did not really need the nebulizer. Then the nurses did not attend to Seth, and he had to overcome his difficulty breathing on his own.

Today, the same thing happened again, with C.O. Slater once again claiming that Seth did not really need the nebulizer. Seth passed out shortly thereafter and a Code Blue was called on him.

We need people to call Superintendent Keyser at Sullivan specifically about C.O. Slater interfering with and preventing Seth from receiving needed medical attention. This C.O. should never accompany Seth to the medical clinic again. Also ask why the nurses are not following the facility doctor’s medical advice instead of paying attention to C.O. Slater.

We also need people to call and fax Dr. Koenigsmann and Nancy Lyng in Albany to demand that Seth receive all needed pulmonary tests as soon as possible and that C.O. Slater be prohibited from accompanying Seth to the clinic in the future.

This is attempted medical murder of one of our beloved freedom fighters and we must do everything possible to help Seth at this time.

Superintendent Keyser at Sullivan: 845-434-2080

Dr. Koenigsmann: 518-457-7073 (phone) and 518-445-7553 (fax)

Nancy Lyng: 518-445-6176

Seth needs visitors and letters.

Robert Seth Hayes #74-A-2280
Sullivan Correctional Facility, P.O. Box 116, Fallsburg, NY 12733-0116