Attacks on Political Prisoners

Jalil Muntaqim

Your Support is Needed!

Jalil was transferred to Attica a few months ago, and has experienced
continual harassment since his arrival. On Thursday, a cell search was
conducted and officers removed a short article written by Jalil in
1991 in response to the Rodney King riots and calling for organized
resistance. Despite the age, current irrelevance, and isolated nature
of the piece, Jalil is being tried for “gang affiliation,” a Tier 3
disciplinary classification. It seems doubtful that such a tenuous
charge will be upheld, but if it is, it will mean lengthy SHU time (up
to 5 years).

This is coupled with the frequent harassment of him and his visitors.
Recently, I was informed by a CO that Jalil is the “scum of this
earth,” and another visitor was referred to as a “pp groupie.” This
kind of behavior, though to be expected, is unacceptable.

Jalil has asked that folks write to Albany demanding that the charges
be dropped completely. He has no history of gang involvement or
affiliation in the 39 years of his incarceration.

Letters of support can be mailed to:

Commissioner Brian Fischer
NYS Department of Correctional Services
Building 2
1220 Washington Ave
Albany, New York 12226-2050

Be sure to refer to Jalil as Anthony Bottom and include his DIN
number. This would also be an excellent time to write to Jalil and
let him know he has our support:

Anthony Jalil Bottom #77A4283
Attica Correctional Facility, P.O. Box 149, Attica NY 14011-0149

Leonard Peltier

SAN FRANCISCO – In a letter, dated August 1, 2011 and released overnight to Native News Network, lead counsel for Leonard Peltier, Robert R. Bryan, writes::

“The conditions under which Leonard is presently confined constitute cruel and inhumane treatment. In view of his advanced age and poor health, it amounts to torture. What is happening is part of the government’s long history of genocide of indigenous people.”

Bryan provides a factual summary, based on prison reports, interviews and other documents, of what led to Peltier being placed in solitary confinement – the hole.

Read the rest here

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