Dr. Sami Al-Arian
--a Palestinian activist and US political prisoner
for 1,491 days--has now been on a hunger strike
for 60 days, he has lost 53 pounds, and is now in a prison medical facility. Al-Arian is protesting his imprisonment on contempt charges stemming from his refusal of the government's demand that he testify before a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va.
The Tampa, FL-based Friends of Human Rights is calling for a "rolling hunger strike" in solidarity with Al-Arian. Those who would like to join are asked to please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the day they will fast.
Also, keep an eye out for, or better yet arrange a showing of, the new Norwegian documentary film, USA vs Al-Arian
Labels: Al-Arian, Justice, Palestine, political prisoners, Zionism