[Ppnews] Latest update -- Political Prisoner Bashir Hameed

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Thu May 5 08:57:51 EDT 2005


May 4, 2005

Just received this information from National Jericho

Today Bashir underwent open heart surgery. They have discovered 3 clogged
arteries and he will have a triple bypass. The procedure should take about
seven hours.

This information was given to us last night by his sister. She asks that
all keep Bashir in their prayers.

As you know, Bashir suffered some kind of cardiac problem on Saturday,
April 29. His family has been given the royal runaround, but they have
persisted and send along this information. Bashir is now in Albany Medical
Center, in Albany, NY., where they plan to do tests to determine the
extent of his cardiac problem. The family has attempted to get concrete
and substantive information about his condition.. They have contacted
Albany Medical Center and Sullivan Correctional Facility.

Officials at both institutions refuse to cooperate. To date, Bashir's
family cannot receive Bashir's medical records, although he has signed the
required form for release of his records to his mother and his niece, who
is a licensed physician.

Many of you have responded to an earlier appeal with your letters and
phone calls, and that has helped. The family thanks you and encourages
your continued pressure to ensure that Bashir receives proper medical
treatment and that they have access to his medical records and
consultations regarding the progress of his treatment and condition, as
well as the right to visit him while he is in the hospital.

Your telephone calls help. The number for Albany Medical Center is:
(518) 262-3125. Ask for the Director of the Center.

The Superintendent of Sullivan Correctional Facility is Supt. Jim Walsh.
His telephone number at the facility is: (845) 434-2080. Bahir's ID number
at the facility is: 82A6313.

Call both institutions as frequently as possible, and demand that Bashir's
medical records be released to his family as he requested.

I know Bashir would love to receive cards and letters from you, but we are
not sure where to send them at this time. When we have that information,
we will forward it to you.

Iyaluua Nehanda


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