Farouk's 58th Birthday, 8/9/05
In addition to today, August 9th, 2005 marking the the 60th
anniversary of the US bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 (a somber
and tragic anniversary), today also marks the would be 58th birthday of our
friend, brother and comrade in struggle, Farouk Abdel-Muhti, our stateless
Palestinian brother whose flame continues to burn in our hearts eternally.
As most of you know, we lost Farouk tragically on July 21st of last year to
a fatal heart attack, just three months after his release from the gulags of
the US immigration services (BICE) under the direction of this corrupt and
criminal administration headed by Bush, Cheney and then Attorney General,
Although we do not have an event planned to commemorate this anniversary, we
can all honor Farouk's cherished memory by continuing to fight the just
fight for human rights and social equity all around the world, especially on
behalf of the Palestinian people, workers, and all those who face oppression
in their daily social, political, civil and economic lives.
Let's not forget the example Farouk and others of his stature have set for
us, and continue to carry on this noble work, in their names and in their
Let's also not forget the incredible sacrifices of those still with us
inside and outside of prison, particularly, human rights Attorney Lynne
Stewart, who has been a pillar in this community and has made immeasurable
contributions to the struggle for justice, and is now being made to pay
dearly for her commitment to human rights and social justice.
We also must never forget all those who are unjustly imprisoned and singled
out because of their political beliefs or their ethnic origin, and must
continue to fight on their behalf on the side of justice, no matter what the
May the struggle continue and may justice and light prevail over the
darkness that now surrounds us.
Long Live the People of Palestine!
Long Live Farouk!
With love, sincerity and fraternity,
Sharin Chiorazzo and Tarek Abdel-Muhti
Committee for the Release of Farouk Abdel-Muhti
PO Box 20587, Tompkins Square Station, New York, NY 10009
Phone: 212-674-9499 * Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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