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    STRIKE SUPPORTERS TO RALLY AT ICE AS AGENCY TORTURES HUNGER STRIKERS
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              style="outline:medium none">What:</b> Protest to Free
            Detainees on International Human Rights Day, what will be
            Day 14 of Hunger Strike</div>
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              style="outline:medium none">Where:</b> Immigration and
            Customs Enforcement Headquarters, 500 12th St. SW,
            Washington, DC</div>
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              style="outline:medium none">When: </b>11:30am, Thursday,
            December, 10th, 2015</div>
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              style="outline:medium none">Who: </b>#Freedomgiving Hunger
            Strike Support Committee<br>
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            situation surrounding<span class=""> </span><a
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              #freedomgiving hunger strike</a><span class=""> </span>that
            was 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 days.</div>
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              class=""> </span><a moz-do-not-send="true"
href="http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/2015/12/04/freedomgiving-candidates/"
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              none;text-decoration:none;color:rgb(172,44,44)">protest
              outside the Clinton Campaign headquarters in New York
              prompted Sanders and O’Malley to express support</a><span
              class=""> </span>for the strikers, one of whom<span
              class=""> </span><a moz-do-not-send="true"
              href="http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/2015/12/07/sanders-pressed/"
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              none;text-decoration:none;color:rgb(172,44,44)">met with
              Sanders during a live telecast yesterday</a><span class=""> </span>where
            the Senator committed to inquiring at ICE on the strikers’
            behalf and was asked to visit the strikers to investigate
            their situation.</div>
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              class=""> </span><a moz-do-not-send="true"
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              reached a release agreement with strikers at the Theo Lacy
              center</a>, it 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.<br>
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            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 abuse.”<br>
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            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.<br>
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            are continuing at multiple facilities including Aurora,
            Etowah, S. Texas, and Krome.<br>
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              style="outline:medium none">The series of releases and
              details of the strike are available at: <a
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href="http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/free-the-hunger-striking-detainees/"
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                none;text-decoration:none;color:rgb(172,44,44)"><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/free-the-hunger-striking-detainees/">www.notonemoredeportation.com/free-the-hunger-striking-detainees/</a></a><br>
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