[Pnews] Strike Supporters to rally at ICE as agency tortures hunger strikers
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Wed Dec 9 11:17:38 EST 2015
STRIKE SUPPORTERS TO RALLY AT ICE AS AGENCY TORTURES HUNGER STRIKERS
*What:* Protest to Free Detainees on International Human Rights Day,
what will be Day 14 of Hunger Strike
*Where:* Immigration and Customs Enforcement Headquarters, 500 12th St.
SW, Washington, DC
*When: *11:30am, Thursday, December, 10th, 2015
*Who: *#Freedomgiving Hunger Strike Support Committee
The situation surroundingthe #freedomgiving hunger strike
started by more than 100 asylum-seekers in several detention centers
reached grave proportions as an Alabama judge authorized forced feeding
of at least one of the men and invasive medical procedures of others
held at Etowah according to documents obtained by supporters. Nearing
two weeks without food, at least seven hunger strikers have been taken
to the medical unit while strikers report authorities torturing them
with sleep depriving cell visits every fifteen minutes for the past two
Aprotest outside the Clinton Campaign headquarters in New York prompted
Sanders and O’Malley to express support
the strikers, one of whommet with Sanders during a live telecast
the Senator committed to inquiring at ICE on the strikers’ behalf and
was asked to visit the strikers to investigate their situation.
WhileICE reached a release agreement with strikers at the Theo Lacy
has taken the opposite approach in other facilities; attempting to
deport men who participated in an October hunger strike, enacting sleep
deprivation tactics, placing participants in solitary confinement, and
cutting off lines of communication to outside support.
“The men who are being tortured by ICE are experiencing at the hands of
the US government the very treatment they sought asylum from,” explained
with alarm, Fahd Ahmed, director of DRUM – Desis Rising Up and Moving.
“The detainees can’t be kept safe in detention, let alone prepare
their case for asylum in those conditions. They must be released
immediately.The world is watching what immigration authorities are doing
to these people seeking safety on international human rights day and it
is outrageous. The current administration and the candidates, all
elected officials have an urgent responsibility to put a stop to ICE’s
On Thursday, supporters of the strikers will rally at the ICE
headquarters to demand the agency release the detainees, halt the
torture tactics, and cancel deportation proceedings against participants.
Strikes are continuing at multiple facilities including Aurora, Etowah,
S. Texas, and Krome.
/The series of releases and details of the strike are available at:
Freedom Archives 522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415
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