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HUGO CHAVEZ INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR PEACE, FRIENDSHIP AND SOLIDARITY :

HUGO CHAVEZ INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR PEACE, FRIENDSHIP AND SOLIDARITY
HCI-FPFS
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Press Statement 21 August, 2008.
“If someone brings you the truth and he is not from your tribe, not of your religion, not of your class, not of your race, not of your political party; will you reject the truth because it did not come from where you expected it to come from”?
- Anonymous

‘There is no such thing as a free press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who would dare to write his honest opinion. The business of the journalist is to destroy truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell himself, his country, and his race, for his daily bread. We are tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are jumping jacks; they pull the strings, we dance; our talents, our possibilities, and our lives are the property of these men. We are intellectual prostitutes’
– John Swinton, ex-editor, New York Times at his retirement party

Subject:” STOP US FOREIGN MILITARY REINFORCEMENT IN COLOMBIA”.
The Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) is deeply worried about the round-the-clock increase deployment of US military presence on the soil, in Colombia, heightening the US government’s threats and intimidation towards Latin American countries that are not willing to become apron strings to foreign monopolistic hegemony.

For the past week since the referendum victory for the elected Government of President Evo Morales in Bolivia, the Bush Administration, CIA and Pentagon in Washington have quadrupled their activities in Latin America, which to all intents and purposes are directed at destabilising particularly Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia, countries the US have placed on its list for terrorist hunt called “regime change”, and where also the Bush Administration is supporting regional autonomy campaign led by the narcotic-centred, oppressive, oligarchy empire.

The ongoing undeclared war is a cause for serious alarm and the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) wishes to call on the international civilised community to condemn such blatant military terrorism, dangers and threats to peace, security and stability. Forcible regime change violates the well-established principle that people should be able to choose their own government. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights recognised self-determination as a human right, and specifies that all peoples have the right to “freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social, and cultural development”.

The United Nations also prohibits the use of force against the sovereign national independence of another state. The governing charters of the Americas also prohibit forcible regime change. The Charter of the Organisation of the American States (OAS) in particular, affirms that “every State has the right to choose, without external interference, its political, economic, and social system and to organise itself in the way best suited to it, and has the duty to abstain from intervening in the affairs of another State.

We reiterate our call for the international civilised world to use the full force of international moral law against this abominable practices, which when it comes to US military terrorism and threats to the existence of other sovereign independent states and nations are recognised as war crime and crime against humanity.

It must be noted that on 7 August, 2008 the Washington Post, in its vicious, race-hateful and Nazi-fascist campaign, ran an anti-Venezuelan editorial in which the imperialist paper attempted to recycle old mud-slinging allegations against President Hugo Chavez. The corporate media had earlier lied and misled its readers about the progressive reforms initiated in Bolivia by the democratically elected Government of President Evo Morales. The same nasty propaganda and smear attacks against Ecuador, Cuba, Nicaragua, Belarus, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Zimbabwe, North Korea, Burma, etc, for instance are daily read in the corporate media. It must also be noted that, there was a foiled attempted assassination conspiracy plot recently on the life of President Hugo Chavez in North of Colombia where he was supposed to attend an international conference on narcotic drug trafficking.

Those familiar with the aged US government’s subversive activities against foreign governments and nations will agree with the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) that the corporate media is at work, to deceive, mislead and disseminate concocted lies and stories to those who want to still remain in their state of mental apathy. The sole aim of the corporate media demonic campaign against Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and other free nations is to garner public support for US government’s genocidal campaign in foreign lands.

We disagree with the stupid argument that the reinforcement of US military in Colombia is necessary to protect its satellite base in Manta, Ecuador. No sane person would accept reckless argument of such. The truth is that, the US military’s contract with Ecuador expires in 2009 and President Rafael Correa has warned his elected Government has no plan to maintain any foreign military base on the Ecuadorian soil. The democratically elected Government of Ecuador, led by President Rafael Correa has maintained also that it does not want to betray the cause of its people and that the presence of US military base in that country is tantamount to betrayal of the conscience of the Ecuadorian nation.

Besides, we are informed that Colombia , under the comprador, murderous and narco government led by President Alvaro Uribe has offered the US to move its base to Colombia’s Palanquero air force base in Puerto Salgar, about 120 miles away from the capital city, Bogotá.

What is good and believe can contribute to peace, security and stability is a complete withdrawal of US foreign military bases and ending US military terrorism against other sovereign independent nations. The ongoing deployment of US military in Colombia is a threat to peace, security and stability, which must not be condoned by any responsible and caring government, anywhere. With such development, which is tantamount to international military terrorism, we declare the following, that the reinforcement of US military presence in Colombia:

i. Reinforces the Bush administration’s destabilisation plan against the democratically-elected governments of Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia by conspiring to force an unwanted and unwelcome US foreign military base in Latin America;

ii. Constitute a dangerous threat to peace, security and stability;

iii. The comprador government of President Alvaro Uribe in Bogotá continues to assist the overthrow of the democratically elected governments of Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia by allowing so-called autonomy rebels to train in that country and to cause political violence in Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia;

iv. The US/Alvaro drug-cartels are plotting to disrupt the coming November Municipal elections in Venezuela, and are aiding narco separatist rebels in Zulia (Venezuela), in Beni, Pando, Santa Cruz and Tarija (Bolivia) and Guayaquil and Guayas (Ecuador).
We conclude by calling on people of good will to exert pressure on the US government and its allies in Latin America to respect the will and aspirations of the people that voted for the democratic governments in Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador.
Solidarity with Venezuela!
Silidarity with Ecuador!
Solidarity with Bolivia!
Solidarity with the free world!

Signed:

Alimamy Bakarr Sankoh
President of the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS).
For and on behalf of members and supporters of the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS).

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Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) :

HUGO CHAVEZ INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR PEACE, FRIENDSHIP
> AND SOLIDARITY
>
> HCI-FPFS
>
>
> Press Release
> 29 July 2008.
>
>
> Subject: HCI-FPFS CONDEMNS SECOND TERRORIST ASSASSINATION
> ATTEMPT AT
> THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT EVO MORALES OF BOLIVIA"!
>
> The historical struggle of the indigenous people of
> Bolivia, for
> justice, democracy, freedom and dignity is well known. It
> is a fact
> well-established that the struggle of the Bolivian people
> lasted for
> more than 183 years until recently, in 2005 when Evo
> Morales won
> election to become the first indigenous President of the
> land.
>
> Thanks to the wind of change for justice, democracy,
> freedom and
> dignity, sweeping the Americas, the racist, oppressive,
> plunderous and
> narcotic oligarchy is crumbling and giving way for the will
> and
> aspirations of the people to flourish. To most people in
> Bolivia,
> Latin America and the world, the election of President Evo
> Morales is
> seen as the God-sent Messiah to deliver the Bolivian nation
> from the
> shackles of a system, which is so corrupt, vicious, wicked
> and which
> is hell-bent on degrading and dehumanising people.
>
> The attention of the Hugo Chavez International Foundation
> for Peace,
> Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) has been drawn to a
> terror
> conspiracy, which was aimed at killing President Evo
> Morales, and
> return Bolivia back to the dark era. We are angered by the
> news of a
> well-planned and cowardly and terrorist assassination
> attempt, the
> second within one month, to kill President Evo Morales.
>
> Our Latin American office has reliably informed us that a
> helicopter
> supposed to be used by President Evo Morales during his
> official visit
> to the interior South of Bolivia was sabotaged and crashed
> killing all
> occupants on board, four Venezuelan military personnel and
> a Bolivian
> Major. This terrorist assassination attempt occurred on
> Sunday (19:30
> GMT) July 20, 2008 and undoubtedly was the handwork of the
> former
> ruling right-wing narcotic oligarchy and Foreign Service
> men and
> women, engaged in numerous acts of terrorism against the
> elected
> government of President Evo Morales and the Bolivian
> people.
>
> There is no doubt today that the mass of the Bolivian
> people are
> united in their expression of shocked and outraged by this
> second
> attempt to kill their elected President, and we in the
> HCI-FPFS join
> the Bolivian people and the rest of the free world to
> condemn strongly
> the unending terror conspiracies aimed at the murder of the
> first
> indigenous leader of Bolivia.
>
> It must be recalled that on June 19, 2008 two hired
> terrorists
> attempted to assassinate President Evo Morales while on a
> visit to
> Santa Cruz and prior to this helicopter sabotaged, there
> was another
> attempted terror attack on the public that forced a
> passenger plane to
> make emergency landing.
>
> We call the attention of the international community on the
> terror
> activities of right-wing oligarchy groups in Latin America.
> We believe
> it is the duty and responsibility of all member-states of
> the United
> Nations to see how these unprecedented terrorist activities
> could be
> stopped. The newly elected leftist governments in the
> Americas,
> including Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Nicaragua, etc are
> being made
> targets for US President George Bush's pipe dream of
> regime change,
> which the US President is pursuing, using all dirty acts to
> accomplish
> his fake agenda.
>
> While we thank the Great Almighty Creator for Guarding and
> Protecting
> the life of President Evo Morales against the enemies of
> peace,
> democracy, justice, freedom and dignity, we wish President
> Evo Morales
> and his government, success in serving the Bolivian people
> and
> reinforcing the foundation and pillars of freedom.
>
> Solidarity with Bolivia!
>
> Sender:
>
> Alimamy Bakarr Sankoh
>
> President of the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for
> Peace,
> Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS);
> For, and on behalf of HCI-FPFS.

ALIMAMY BAKARR SANKOH :

HUGO CHAVEZ INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR PEACE, FRIENDSHIP AND SOLIDARITY

HCI-FPFS


Attention: Jackson Diehl
Editorial Board
The Washington Post
1150 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20071
USA.

Date: 21st May, 2008.

Dear Mr. Diehl,

PROTEST AGAINST US CORPORATE MEDIA ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVZEZ.

We are writing to you on behalf of the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS), an independent Organisation dedicated to peace, democracy, human rights, freedom and dignity worldwide. The HCI-FPFS is committed also to identify, expose and fight against the unlimited lies, deceptions and misleading information campaign championed by the US corporate media against the person of President Hugo Chavez; and to defend the goals of the 21st century socialism initiated by the Bolivarian leader.

We have discovered that your newspaper, the Washington Post has in the last few years engaged in sustained and unjustified attacks on the personality and integrity of H.E. Dr. Hugo Chavez, the democratically elected President and Commander-Chief-of the gallant Armed Forces of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

In the first of your scurrilous editorials and op-ed your newspaper sought to impugn on President Chavez as a socialist revolutionary Leader, Teacher and Guide, and secondly sought to in a very disingenuous way call the President all sorts of rude names in your attempt to tarnish and demonise him. In furtherance of your hatreds for President Hugo Chavez, you often refer also to his elected Government as a dictatorship, repressive and authoritarian regime.

As firm believers in and advocate of the rule of law and free exchange of views and ideas in the marketplace, believing that a responsible media is one that reports events objectively, correctly and factually so that its readers and of course all discerning members of society will analyse and make conclusions, and choose between "non" and "sense", we take this opportunity to write this protest letter against Washington Post errors, lies and distortions of the domestic and foreign policy record achieved so far by Venezuela under the incomparable leadership of President Hugo Chavez.

We are truly sickened and outraged that your newspaper has really abandoned the basic and finest tenets of journalism to promote mischief making and assassination conspiracy theories against a sovereign independent nation. We are beginning to suspect that your newspaper is bent on promoting a sinister agenda in Venezuela, the similar tactics the US corporate media employed to lay the ground work for the sad and most unfortunate situation Iraq and the Iraqi people find themselves today. May God Almighty judge between members of the Bush-Blair Administrations and the hapless Iraqi people.

Far be it for the HCI-FPFS to question where the Washington Post stands in the current US led holocaust tragedy in Iraq, but we would like to urge you to ask President George Bush the crime the Iraq people, including women, children, the elderly and young had committed to warrant the ongoing US neo-nazist attacks, destruction and pillage? Have you forgotten that your newspaper was one among the US corporate media outlets that contributed directly to the anti-Iraqi hysteria?

It is our wish in the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) that your editorials and op-ed pages on President Chavez's leadership to contain at least some semblance of truth and a reflection of facts and reality on the ground. Indeed an examination of your repeated editorial depiction of events in Venezuela reveals that the Washington Post operates essentially as a kind of mercenary tool employed to vilify a democratically elected leadership that does not bow down to US imperialism and which is strongly against US international militarism. In deed should you opt for a non-hostile campaign against the person of President Chavez, the American people, of course your readers in particular would have the opportunity to weigh opposing arguments so as to form their own opinions regarding the Bolivarian leader.

Your silence on the US Government's role in the activities of the small minority opposition grouping in Venezuela which has made several attempts to overthrow the elected Government of President Hugo Chavez through illegal, undemocratic and other immoral means is well noted here. While you and our ranks know very well that the Venezuelan opposition to President Hugo Chavez leadership is led by a gang of "narcotic drug Lords" and "terrorist forces" that operate on the US soil with the full backing and support of the White House and the Pentagon in Washington, nonetheless your newspaper systematically vilify the Bolivarian leader in the most ridiculous and absurd way. You will agree with the HCI-FPFS that, these opposition forces have Marshalled columns of mercenaries and armed militia men supported by US combat troops along the Colombian borders with Venezuela. The goal as you know it already is simple to read and understand: "to destabilise Venezuela, overthrow the legitimate Government in Caracas and kill President Hugo Chavez".

This is indeed unfortunate for a widely read newspaper like the Washington Post which operates within the borders of a country that claims to practice civilised norms and standards of behaviours in its dealings with the outside world.

We do not mean you should not vent out your views on the leadership role of President Hugo Chavez ( a leadership whose centrepiece is based on "peaceful and stable Latin America that can combat poverty and alienation of the grassroots; that can build a productive, diversified economic system that allows the building of domestic wealth and the distribution of that wealth through social programs that guarantee freedom and dignity along the path of genuine democratic culture), if you feel the Bolivarian leader's policies contradict the goal of US business interests. We repudiate a system whereby the media is being used as an epicentre of lies, deceptions, distortions, abusive rhetoric and vilification. Your behaviour shows that you have a sinister agenda to create an Iraq in Latin America-possibly to help prepare the ground for the assassination of the Bolivarian Republic.

Mr. Diehl, we do not want to believe that you have intentionally forgotten the basic tenet of journalism in your zeal to use the name of President Hugo Chavez to sell your newspaper. And in your zeal, you are acting as a proxy of the imperialist world that is allied to other major global financial institutions and the Mafia of the oil and armament corporations that are so infamous in world history for having unleashed two global devastating wars, and hungry to devour the profits made out of the blood and tears of humanity. You might know this or you are blindly lending yourself to a regime of countless criminal wars waged by oligarchies, where the victim and enemy is humanity, and the policy is war.

Conversant with the US Government's machinery of mendacity, your proxy hostile propaganda war against President Hugo Chavez is not something new, it is not an isolated incident. But for clarity and knowing the truth and facts on the ground, and for objective view of the New Venezuela under the charismatic leadership of President Hugo Chavez, we wish to state the following, that:

1. President Hugo Chavez is God-send. He has a long and cherished history of personal sacrifice for the freedom and happiness of the oppressed humankind, and standing against immorality and injustice, the principles that the true religions of God Almighty preach and stand for. To the great people of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez is a hero and a man of lofty status, not comparable.

2. Hugo Chavez is democratically elected leader, having participated and won convincingly three times in free, honest and transparent elections. He has the full mandate of the people to steer the affairs of Venezuela as President and Commander-In-Chief of the gallant Armed Forces of the Bolivarian Republic. On assumption into office, President Chavez succeeded a Venezuela of 27 million people, in which over ninety-eight (98) per cent lingered in brutal, devastating and unimaginable poverty created and imposed on the country by a wicked oligarchy class system.

3. The US corporate media, especially the Washington Post's coverage of Venezuela has often been embarrassing and wicked. Naturally, the Washington Post may dispute this fact but will not do so by going through the pages of specific editorials and op-ed filed and what these do and do not say.

4. The US corporate media assumption that President Hugo Chavez is a tyrant, dictator, strong man, autocrat, undemocratic tactician do not only contradicts the truths and facts on the ground. It is a gigantic political blasphemy. Not a day will pass without at least one major US corporate media outlet does not churned out groundless, axe-grinding and manufactured stories about President Chavez. The tactics of the "big Mafia", such as fictitious lies, deceptions and faux student union movement are also being employed by the neo-cons in Washington to vilify President Chavez. All these have failed to achieve their stated goals and objectives-to overthrow the elected Government of President Hugo Chavez by rogue means.

5. Through the grassroots programs of "Plan Bolivar 2000.", "Plan Avispa (Wasp)", "Plan Reviba (Revive)", "Misión Barrio Adentro (Mission Inside the Neighbourhood) », "Misión Robinson (Mission Robinson)", "Misiones Ribas « , "Misión Sucre «, "Misión Habitat », "Misión Guaicaipuro », "Misión Vuelvan Caras (Mission Turn Faces)", "Misión Identidad (Identity) « , "Misión Miranda « , "Misión Vuelta a Campo (Return to the Countryside) », "Misión Arbol (Mission Tree) », "Misión Revolución Energética (Mission Energy Revolution) », etc, President Hugo Chavez has redirected Venezuela's oil wealth into education, health care, housing, job creation, quality food programs, land redistribution and more social programs, which are aimed at raising the living standards of the Venezuelan people. President Chavez has also extended his programs to benefit the poor people of the US and other countries in the world. The success of these programs was confirmed by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) that Venezuela is 99 percent free of illiteracy.

6. The Bolivarian Government led by President Hugo Chavez respects and practices full-fledged democracy that is grassroots centred, grassroots oriented and grassroots propelled. It empowers the majority poor, marginalised, disenfranchised, robbed, oppressed and isolated people of Venezuela to become part of the planners and decision making process and to feel pride that Venezuela today is for every Venezuelan, no matter who you are, what you are or which region of Venezuela you come from.

7. Venezuela has a very vibrant, free, transparent and functional system of rule of law where each arm of Government is independent of each other. There exists an elected National Assembly that initiates, discusses and passes legislations without the President interfering in its day-in-and-day-out activities, contrary to assumptions in the US corporate media that Chavez imposes legislations on the Legislative Body. The same is said also of the Supreme Court where in the President does not appoint any judge or interfere in the Judicial system, contrary to the US where the President appoints judges to the Supreme Court.

8. To say that the economic policies of the elected Government of President Hugo Chavez conflict with US interests in that country is to say the obvious. Venezuela favours "Fair Trade" as against "Free Trade" designed to exploit and rob the poorest people on earth. Venezuela's policy of nationalisation of natural resources is meant to involve the Venezuelan people themselves in the development of all sectors of that country's economy. Whether this policy favours US imperialism or not the HCI-FPFS is not the best qualified to judge. What is clear is that Venezuela is not the 53rd State of the US and that President Chavez is legitimate President of Venezuela, whose policies, decisions, activities and directives are geared only towards meeting the basic needs of the Venezuelan people. Once the Venezuelan people are happy and enjoy their basic rights and democratic freedoms under President Chavez, this is great success for the revolution.

9. Again, we have realised of late that the US media has already begun to dance to the devil's new music album, in its futile zeal to link the Government of President Chavez to activities related to terrorism. This is not surprising taking into cognisance the US Government-s hatreds for Venezuela and its people, with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe's willingness to comply to US evil designs for Venezuela. No wonder the much rhetoric talk of a lap top computer presumed to have been captured during US backed Colombia's invasion and aggression of Ecuador, on 1st March, 2008. The public was told that the documents found in the said computer contained information that linked Venezuela with the activities of the Para-military, FARC in Colombia.

Since then the warmongers began sharpening their axes to seize the chance created by Colombia's big lie and deception to build mountains on the ocean. From the Bush Administration-s ranting in defending Colombia's aggression of Ecuador and from the literature circulated to the public as the truth, it is clear that the US corporate media is only too willing to dance to the new music album, which is title: "Time to get inn with operation cleanse Venezuela". The details of "Operation cleanse Venezuela" have been made public in our press release of 11 November, 2007.

Let us be honest and face the truth for heaven's sake: the US is fast becoming a fascist nation, with President George Bush at the top as the new Hitler of the world who is aggressively running from pole to post searching for avenue to overthrow the elected Government in Caracas, and hiding behind the facade of war against terrorism to terrorise whole nations and peoples.

The CIA invented computer that Colombia's claimed to have captured during the aggression of Ecuador is only a tip from the iceberg, cloned to stir up violent conflict in Latin America, using rogue states like Colombia as the staging post to launch an invasion and terror attacks on Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Cuba and other independent nations that reject US imperialism in those areas of the Americas.

The International Police Agency (INTERPOL) was hired to dance to the same music the US corporate media is dancing today, exposing the Agency to public scorn and ridicule. We believe Interpol needs to tell the world the truth and not what is being designed and imposed on it. Did Interpol investigated to know which hands was the said computer before the invasion of Colombia on 1st March, 2008? Does Interpol believe that the alleged murdered FARC leader in the aggression was having such a computer that is so powerful that it contained documents supposedly to be in the hands of FARC Commander-In-Chief?

In spite all these lies, deceptions and dangerous conspiracies, there is no, not even an iota of evidence to suggest that Venezuela is aiding and abetting the activities of FARC in Colombia. What if the US and Colombia come c again and say to the world that the alleged 50 kilograms uranium FARC has acquired has been diverted to Venezuela for nuclear bomb making?

Our thinking is still fresh on US media's widely circulated lie about an alleged computer presumably stolen from the Iranian Military, and which they say contains one thousand page documents that spelt out clearly Iran's nuclear Program. The US Government is now using this blatant lie to make the work of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran inconclusive in order to win American people's support for war against Iran and its people. The problem of terrorism in the Americas is the US which is giving sanctuary to terrorist and drug Lords wanted in their various countries in Latin America for narcotic drug-related crimes and crime against humanity.

The US Government know who are the real terrorists, and not to look for somebody to hang on the halter of death. Where is the renowned Cuban terrorist Posada Carilles who is now walking a free man in the streets of US capitals and cities? What about the five Cuban anti-terrorists crusaders currently languishing in US concentration camps?

10. The world is deeply troubled by the hostile tone used by the Bush-Alvaro alliance against the Government and people of Venezuela, and which is being re-echoed by the US corporate media in a well orchestrated fashion designed to misrepresent Venezuela. The editorials, op-ed and headlines in the US corporate media outlets of late are focused on Venezuela's relationship with the outside world.

More so, you singled out Venezuela's fraternal relationship with Cuba. What the US corporate media has failed to realise is that Cuba is a friend to the hundreds of millions of victims of the obnoxious Atlantic slave trade, merciless colonialism, ruthless apartheid, Zionist terrorism and heinous imperialism; and that any oppressed nation looking unto Cuba as a role model for freedom and human dignity. What would you have to say about Cuba’s social programs-health, education, housing, clean environment, agriculture-which are benefiting the world today? Africa for example benefited lot out of Cuba's humanitarian gestures which the US and its allies can never do. Where was the US corporate media when the Reagan Administration in the 1980s decided to supply the former obnoxious apartheid South Africa with dangerous materials for the making of bombs that are equivalent only to those used in the third world war against the people of Japan? Where was the US corporate media when the US Government created, armed and funded the terrorist activities of the late Jonas Savimbi against Africans in Angola? Thanks to the intervention of Cuba on the side of the African people.

Venezuela relationship with Cuba is natural in terms of historical background and revolutionary comradeship. If the people of Venezuela say they are satisfied with Cuba's romance with their Government who is the US Government to say no.

It is the height of madness for any country to think it can dictate to others what to do, who should be their friends and or should not. Venezuela does not share borders with the US, and why the talk about President Hugo Chavez building a strong Army in Latin America. Rebuilding the Venezuelan Army to conform to the present security and safety needs of Venezuela against any foreign aggression is legitimate, moral and a responsible and responsive act. Venezuela like any other sovereign independent nation reserves the right to self-defence. The Venezuelan Army poses threat to any of its neighbours, let alone Colombia or distance-away US. The invasion of Panama in 1989; the arming and rearming of Israel against its neighbours; the ongoing genocidal wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and the threat of regime change in the name of fighting terrorism are enough for any responsible Government to equip itself to be able to defend its people, sovereignty and territorial integrity if and when attacked. Venezuela is only doing that, rebuilding its Army to meet the needs of its people.


From the atomic bombings in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to Vietnam, North Korea, Palestine, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Haiti to the threat of aggressive war against Iran, Syria and Venezuela-the US military terrorism has retarded the development of nations around the world. All the five continents of the world are no longer safe under the threat of US military terrorism.

Having stated the above ten points, we can say that the Bush-Alvaro anti-Venezuela postures and abusive rhetoric have failed in all ramifications. This has been proven by the countless international solidarity and support messages that are pouring into Caracas and to all Venezuela's foreign missions around the world. Secondly, the Venezuelan people are ever unified behind their elected leaders to fight their common enemy who is out to destroy them and future generations of Venezuelans. We can assure the US corporate media that the world is standing by to join the Venezuelan people to form human shields against US bombs, missiles, tanks and other weapons. Any attack on Venezuela, believe it would be a disaster because the whole world would fight to defend freedom and integrity against imperialism.

The construction of a multi-million dollar police training complex in El-Salvador, the presence of a billion dollar US led foreign military base in Colombia along the borders with Venezuela; US fighter planes violating Venezuela’s air territory and Pentagon announcement on Monday, May 19, 2008 to send another 42, 000 US combat troops to the Gulf are cause for concerned. Familiar with the US Government's games of systematic burial of the truth down the pit; dishonest accounting; wilful scientific illiteracy; bowdlerised facts sheet; payola paid to willing journalists, corporate media outlets; redirecting the thinking of think tanks to propaganda machinery; and purging intelligence agents and experts, the latest US moves are tantamount to war against humankind.

History would not be kind to Colombian President Alvaro Uribe-the most hated, rejected one by most people in Colombia, as well as the peaceful, democratic, progressive and civilised forces around the world-for plotting the assassination of Colombia’s neighbours. As you are aware, the Alvaro-narco-oligarchy-rule in Colombia acting against the will of the Colombian people is ruthless, unprincipled, devilish, evil-minded, ungodly, wicked, vicious and oppressive. President Alvaro Uribe’s Government is notorious also in mercilessly trampling on the basic rights and democratic freedoms of the Colombian people one after another as he seeks to establish himself the ruler of Latin America.

The Alvaro Uribe’s unholy alliance with the “Bush international gangsterism” is condemned by the free and civilised world. The military, political and economic support provided by the US Government is the single most cause for survival of Uribe’s narco-oligarchy-rule in Colombia. It is strange that the US which arrogated itself the world’s policeman of civil rights and democracy, has given wholehearted support to rogue states like Colombia under Alvaro Uribe. And for realising its political, military and economic hegemony the US knows no morality. As far as the plot to assassinate Venezuela and other countries listed on President Bush pocketbook for destabilisation is concerned, the narco-oligarchy-Government of President Uribe in Colombia is acting as the US willing tool. We are afraid that the US corporate media is hiding these facts we have mentioned above from the American people. This clearly shows that the US corporate media is on a game plan whose aim is to perpetuate the ignorance, consciousless and mental trauma that has become the lot of the American people and their Western European counterparts.

Dear Diehl, there was a speech delivered by John Swanton, a former editor of the New York Times at this retirement party and which we would like to share with you: “There is no such thing as a free press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who would dare to write his honest opinions. The business of the journalist is to destroy truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell himself, his country, and his race for his daily bread. We are tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. WE are jumping jacks; they pull the string, we dance; our talents, our possibilities, and our lives are the property of these men. WE are intellectual prostitutes.”

You might not know the game but it is so simple: Every time President Bush is in trouble or he wants to kill a few more people in Iraq or the Middle East. As for evidence, it will always be manufactured by the CIA and MOSSADS to justify whatever evil plan they have. Unfortunately for the Bush Administration has turned the gauntlet on Venezuela and so President Hugo Chavez has become the subject of a sustained attack by the hoaxed in Washington, while your esteemed newspaper is one of the channels for the attacks.

Now that we have revealed to you President Bush new game plan we believe you will now be circumspect and also end the campaign of lies, deceptions and vilifications against President Hugo Chavez and his elected Government in Caracas.

In other societies, some will resort to the law courts and accuse you of deliberately targeting them for public ridicule and scorn. The Government of Venezuela under President Hugo Chavez is not keen to do because it believes in opinions expressed by others. We believe in responsible journalism, let us tell the truth and be fair to each man, woman and child as we try to please our paymasters.

Thanks for your understanding of our concern.

God Bless President Hugo Chavez!

Signed:

Alimamy Bakarr Sankoh


President of the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS).

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HUGO CHAVEZ INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR PEACE, FRIENDSHIP AND SOLIDARITY

HCI-FPFS
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about
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By MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr.


6th. March 2008.

Dear Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon,

Subject: “Colombian Military Aggression in Latin America: An Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, UN Headquarters, New York, USA.”

The Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) wishes to write you this letter and to register its shock and grave concern over Colombia’s criminal aggression on Ecuador’s territorial sovereignty, which took place on March 1st, 2008.

We are also deeply distressed about the blatant attempt by the Colombian government of the imperialist pawn, Alvaro Uribe to lie to the public, alleging that its discovered during its gruesome invasion of Ecuador some laptop computers containing information about Venezuela funding the Colombian Para-military force, the Colombian Revolutionary Armed
Forces (FARC) of cash amounting to three hundred Dollars. Colombia alleges also that the Ecuadorian legitimate Government of President Rafaal Correa has closer links with the FARC.

The same Colombian anti-progressive propaganda machinery further made the assumption that FARC has acquired 50 kilograms of uranium and that the para-military Movement is planning to make weapons of mass destruction, the same dirty international politicking the US Government used to invade and occupied Iraq. What is not clear here is that, there is no mention of the origin of the said uranium the Colombian vicious propaganda assumed FARC has acquired.

We leave it with your good office of United Nations Secretary-General to investigate these allegations of Colombia and what clause in the UN Charter and principles that give Colombia the right to export terrorist activities into another sovereign independent state, such as Ecuador and Venezuela. We will also like you to convey an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss this latest breach of international law and naked aggression against a member of the world body. You will agree with us that the un-mandated and unwanted aggression of Ecuador by Colombia was an attack on all human and civilised norms; and which must be condemned by the United Nations instruments.

The Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) dismisses these imperialist designed allegations of Colombia as baseless and a bunch of lies, deceptions, intrigues and evil tastes whereby the government of the neo-Nazis criminals in Colombia sets itself the new US imperialist pawn of aggression in the Americas and above international moral laws to unleash terror on its neighbours at will. Mr. Uribe has repeated again and again that it is side by side with the US Government to crush the Bolivarian revolutionary Government of President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and its allies.

The criminal action of Colombia against Ecuador therefore can be seen as well-planned and calculated war games against all peoples everywhere. It confirms the truth of our information revealed to the public on November 11; 2007 that the US and Colombia are working hard to destabilise Venezuela, kill President Chavez and turn Venezuela into another Iraq under imperialist oppression and ruins.

Mr. Secretary-General, we consider this latest action of Colombia against its neighbours as a shameful moment in the history of the United Nations. We are writing to you to lodge a strong protest against such primitive and cowardly action which is no longer accepted in modern civilisation. We protest against US threats of destabilisation and military intimidation
of Venezuela, and slanderous attacks against the person of President Chavez, whose only crime is using the resources of his country to restore the lost dignity and integrity of the Venezuelan people. We also protest against the presence on the Colombian soil, of US funded terrorist military bases against Venezuela. We protest because, the criminal activity of the government of Mr. Alvaro Uribe towards its neighbours is a cause for the most grievous concern for the international community at large.

Since its inauguration in 2002, the Fascist government of Mr. Alvaro Uribe has been conspicuously indicted of committing systematic human rights violations, gross indiscipline, political arrogance, high graft, immorality and abandoning the Colombian people for self aggrandisement. Its lack of vision, patriotism and direction has brought further misery, brutal poverty and want to the Colombian people. The list is endless.

Worse, regime’s disdainful for democracy and rule of law made it to earn the unprecedented record as the most deceitful, vicious, corrupt and criminal government the world has known in the last fez decades. Since 2002 more than 10,000 Colombians have perished under Mr. Uribe’s political gangsterism, most of these innocent victims are pro-democracy and human rights and freedom-loving activists including political opponents, and ,members of the ,media; while thousands more continue to experience various forms of grave intimidation and harassment on mere suspicion that they are sympathisers of FARC.

The Alvaro Uribe’s government is regarded the most corrupt, fraudulent and mafia in Colombia’s chequered history. The first family is involved in many vicious cycles, particularly dealings in narcotic drug trade with drug barons working to overthrow the Government of President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela by force, with the support of the US Government.

The latest political nightmare that has hit strongly the nerves of many people, more particularly in the light of brutal poverty amongst the Colombian people is the government of President Alvaro Uribe’s blatant violations of all international moral laws and his centrepiece policy of hatreds towards his neighbours, coupled with his criminal wars in the Americas as well as the militarization of Colombia’s foreign policy.

There is now a groundswell of anti-Colombia protests around the world in solidarity and support for Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Cuba and Nicaragua, which are the US/Colombian targets for destabilisation in Latin America. In Colombia, people have been expressing their anger and outrage unprecedented since the beginning of the civil war in that country more than fifty years ago. At the grassroots, localised actions are being held to express the Colombian people’s grievances and condemnation of Alvaro’s government war policies as instrument of oppression and suppression of the liberties of the people and as means for settling international agreements. The Colombian people reject a system that relies on military solution to end the more than five decades old conflict imposed on their country.

The Colombian people have recently beginning to enjoy some sign of home for peace to return to their country. Thanks to President Hugo Chavez “Peace Formulae”, this has laid the foundation for peace, stability and reconciliation in Colombia to start. With the current hostile behaviours of Mr. Uribe, it seems the hope of the Colombian people for peace, stability and reconciliation is now in the gallows. The situation has further gone worst with Mr. Alvaro exporting its terror aggression to his neighbours.

Mr. Secretary-General will agree with us that the militarization of Colombia against its neighbours sets a dangerous precedent and we ask you to act now before the government of Mr. Uribe and its mentors plunge Latin America into serious crises. The principal aide to Mr. Uribe’s military gangsterism is the US Government that gives the rogue state $600 million dollars defence package yearly to further his mad policies beyond the international borders of Colombia. The government of Mr. Alvaro maintains also foreign terrorist military bases on the Colombian soil, threatening its neighbours with aggression. This is coupled with Bogotá’s links with US based anti-Venezuelan drug Lords, working with the US Government to destabilise Venezuela and other countries in Latin America.

So Mr. Secretary-General our ongoing worldwide protest and condemnation of Colombia’s war madness is also in solidarity and support for the Colombian people in their struggle for an end to US military occupation of the country and end to US interference in Colombia’s internal affairs; for the closing of all foreign armed terrorist groups on the Colombian soil, and for the immediate resumption of peace talks between the government of Mr. Alvaro in Bogotá and the FARC and other para-military groups to end the civil war in that country.

How can the world deal with one man who wants to be the Hitler and conqueror in Latin America? The very man whose people has indicted for misuse of state instruments, prolonging Colombia’s civil war and making outside enemies for Colombia.

We call upon the United Nations Security Council, through you to authorise an ICC investigation into Mr. Alvaro Uribe's alleged crimes against the Colombian people and military aggression on his neighbours. We also call on you to send a delegation to Latin America to investigate the damages Colombian aggression has caused for the region and the international community at large.

Concluding, we urge you Mr. Secretary-General to circulate this letter to member-stqtes of the UN body and to make it part of your international documents.


Signed:

Alimamy Bakarr Sankoh

President of the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS).

On behalf of HCI-FPF

Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) :

Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity

HCI-FPFS

Public Statement 3 March, 2008.

Subject: HCI-FPFS CONDEMNS U.S. BACKED COLOMBIAN AGGRESSION OF ECUADOR!

The world is passing through its most difficult phase in human history. In the name of globalisation, the capitalist class has invented the most wicked lies, deceptions, intrigues, murderous attacks, violent aggressions, brutal occupations and vicious persecution, and merciless looting of the world resources by force of military. These threats and intimidations manifest in the growing imperialist arrogance in its quest for world domination.

On the other hand, “fighting terrorism” and championing “democracy” and “freedom” are the new ploys in the hands of the imperialists to launch barbaric military aggression on countries, to forcibly rape their resources or occupy them and to engineer regime changes. This is the “new world order” that the imperialists led by USA want to impose.

Latin and Central America have now become the main theatre of battle between American aggression and the people’s aspiration for dignity and progress. The collapse of energy giant, Enron heightened US energy needs, and Washington is desperate to have control over the oil and gas deposits in the Americas, particularly in Venezuela and Bolivia. With this end in view the US and the Colombian Government of the Fascist leader, Alvaro Uribe has carved an unholy alliance, targeting the revolutionary Government of the visionary leader, President Hugo Chavez and allies, and friends of the Bolivarian Republic, in that region. The new US/Colombian alliance we gathered is to reinforce “Plan Colombia II”. And the central goal of Plan Colombia II is to ensure the active presence of US military satellite in Colombia against countries in the region that do not tow the US imperialist path. To further strengthens US hegemony and its credentials as the regional bully.

Only few days a number of noteworthy things happened in Latin and Central America. For example, the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) unilaterally released another seven hostages to safer hands. In respond, the US backed Colombian Army invaded Ecuador, killing FARC leaders charged with the swift release of the hostages. Tensions between the proxy US government of President Uribe of Colombia and its neighbours have continue to deteriorate for the worst with Venezuela and Ecuador on alert against any further aggression on their territories by any external forces in accordance with the principles and Charter of the United Nations. The Bush Administration in Washington continues to politicize Colombia’s policies towards its neighbours as hitting the enemy rather than as threat to peace, security, stability and development.

Against this background that we in the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) vehemently condemn Sunday invasion of Ecuador by the US backed Colombian Army as a grave violation of international laws and should be treated as a war crime. The premeditated aggression of Ecuador by Colombia only reminds the world of Hitler’s brutal attack on Yugoslavia, in April 1941 under code name "Punishment operation". The Colombian shameless and heinous attack manifests also the desire to further US "imperialistic" influence in the region, and the US Government "covertly" encouraged it.

This aggressive attack on another nation constitutes a war crime. The US military backed attack on Ecuador to say the least is an attempt by the U.S. ruling class to maintain global dominance by controlling energy resources and establishing their ability to use military force against any potential threats to their interests. The HCI-FPFS condemns US Government destabilisation policy. The quest for greater profits by global corporations is a major US destabilisation policy. We condemn also the partisan role of the international media that has been part of the US disinformation strategy.

We don't believe in violence, but short of that we will protest against, condemn, pray and hope that world opinion does not ignore this barbaric, horrendous, disastrous and naked invasion. We urge the international community to react immediately to stop this latest US military backed aggression against Ecuador, which we believe also is a criminal war against humanity.

The international community now faces a grave challenge and it must act to meet this, otherwise no one will remain safe in the world.
While we express solidarity and support for the Government and people of Ecuador against US backed Colombia’s aggression, we call on all countries and their leaders to declare the Government of President Alvaro Uribe as terrorist gangsters and as war criminals.

Solidarity with Ecuador!
Long live Ecuador!
Long live Ecuador-Venezuela Friendship!
Long live the Bolivarian Revolution!


Sender:

Alimamy Bakarr Sankoh

President of the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS)

For and on behalf of HCI-FPFS

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Dear Sir / Madam

I am 46 years old, Canadian citizen and native of Pakistan (muslim). I was an immigration consultant in Canada and also member of Canadian Bar Association as part of my business , I had an office in New York.
During 2001 immediately after the Sept 11, event the US govt arrested me on Oct 25, 2001 on anonymous call, as a material witness for the 9/11 world trade centre terrorist attack. A detail investigation by the FBI and USA Naval intelligence dept was conducted and I was cleared, but even then govt put me in front of Grand jury , and I was cleared and the case was dismissed by the Grand jury of the US Federal Court .
Approximately after 2 weeks , before I was released from custody the US Govt imposed a new charges of Fraud and money laundering , under the advice of my attorney , I pleaded guilty and I was sentenced to prison for five years (which was four years more, what I pleaded). In which I had already spent 3 years in Detention jail, during the case , I had about 14 months left to finishing my sentence ,(instead of appealing, I preferred to applied for Treaty Transfer to Canada, because if the case is in the appeal, defendant is not eligible for transfer back to his home country).
While at prison, I learned from the case manager Miss Hause, that my citizen was incorrect in the FBOP’s (Federal Bureau of Prison) computer system as Pakistani instead of Canadian.
Its important to note , that all of my Canadian identifications (passport , citizenship card , S.I.N , Health card , Driving license etc) were under FBI’s possession, with a great deal of concern, I wrote a letter to the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo, N.Y to notify such mistake and requested them to fix this problem. This is especially important for Treaty Transfer back to Canada.
The Canadian Consulate official sent a letter to the jail to correct my citizenship status, however FBOP ignored the request and the citizenship status in the FBOP computer still reflect Pakistani instead of Canadian (Note:- I would be required to obtain visa to visit Pakistan) .In contrast , the deportation letter received from US Immigration dept, Contained the correct citizenship status of Canada.
At the hindsight, I believe that the FBOP intentionally left the citizenship as Pakistani, so that they could retained me at their facility, while the govt is planning to file new charges against me 3rd time.
Approximately six weeks before my released date on Jan 30 ,2006 I was notified by the FBOP that I was being transferred from Allenwood , PA to MDC (Metropolitan Detention Centre) in Brooklyn N.Y, it was explained to me, that the purpose of this transfer was in preparation for deportation back to Canada, (after few days, I signed the immigration deportation papers, with my consular Miss Chen).
But immediately after my arriving to MDC Brooklyn, I discovered during a phone call with my family in Montreal, that RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) official had contacted my sister and brother-in-law regarding the whereabouts of my wife and my current situation, there was no explanation given by the RCMP official to the purpose of the call and he left his phone number and asked my wife to call him back immediately, my wife called the RCMP official and left messages in his voice mail. Then the official contacted my brother-in-law again and had asked him to tell my wife not to call again, because there is nothing good nor anything bad.
Meanwhile the AUSA ( Astt United States Attorney) office Investigator and FBI brought me to their office to be interrogated without an attorney present, even AUSA told in the court to the judge on March 16, 2006 that he arranged attorney for me before my arrival from Allenwood PA to MDC Brooklyn, N.Y, on Transcript; page 11, Transcript line No: 14 to 23.
AUSA:-
He (Khalid Awan) was writ in the cause of a grand jury investigation. He clearly had criminal exposure. So to protect his interest I made an application to the duty magistrate for counsel to be appointed.
THE COURT:-
Initially he was brought here by a Court to testify before the grand jury?
AUSA:-
That is correct, Your Honour.
THE COURT:-
When he arrived here, you made arrangements for an attorney to be pointed to request him?
AUSA:-
Yes, Your Honour.
This interrogation started with the AUSA office Investigator stating that my family will be arrested in Canada if I refused to answer their questions.
At this point I am certain that my family is in great danger for reasons that I am not aware of. I was scared that my family would be harassed by these people along with the Canadian RCMP official, I strongly believe that the RCMP is doing this intentionally in collaboration with FBI official to further harass me to admit charges, that I never committed.
Without knowledge of the reasons why the Canadian RCMP agency was involved. I was surprised that RCMP official directly approached my family instead of me without proper explanation, and its also shocked for me, that how RCMP got the phone number of my family (because before my arrest, I don’t have any single record in any police dept, of any country).
I was intimated and pushed to the edge during this interrogation, I was determined to provide anything these USA officials wanted to make them happy even is the questions made no sense, because I want them to stop the harassment to my family.
On March 15, 2006 I completed the term of my imprisonment and was to be released from American Custody and deported back to Canada. Before that I was arrested again 3rd time, and charged with providing “material support to a foreign terrorist” and money laundering (to a organization and person, which are not designated by the USA govt and belongs to Sikh religion) , and with whom, I don’t have any single common interest, because we both are from different countries and different religions.
These charges emerged while I was still in prison and without the capability of providing any type of support. It was even difficult for me to get enough financial assistance to pay legal fees. I could not have provided any material support while I was in prison for five years and I could not launder any money because I did not have any.
AUSA filed three counts of indictment against me.
Conspiracy to provide material support.
Provide a material support to the foreign terrorist.
Money laundering to support terrorism.
(Please note, that in my previous case govt charged me for money laundering and fraud from Jan 1999 to 2002 and “its mentioned in the plea-agreement by the AUSA that no further money laundering charges will be brought against defendant from Jan 1999 to April 2002” even then govt indict me for money laundering from 1998 to Nov 2001 (Which is double Jeopardy and violation of 5th Amendment of U.S Constitution.)
In Oct 2006, during pre-trial hearing on the motion’s filed by my attorney the first two counts of my indictment were dismissed by the judge, stating that there is a lack of facts and figures.
After two weeks AUSA re-indicted me again. I believe this is a desperate act of the AUSA to cover up a huge embarrassment . Further this hastily drawn indictment was full of factual errors and creative legal theories.
Since I was first arrested by the American govt, I believe that I have been singled out, isolated `and discriminated against primarily because of my race and religion, in addition to the fact that I don’t know any information that the American govt is trying to pressure out of me.
I do not understand the American laws and this is what led to my pleading guilty in the first case. I have difficulty understanding the new charges also.
I have been charged under, section 2339(a) of Title 18 of the United States code, which makes it illegal to provide material support to a foreign terrorist.
Please understand, I am not a terrorist, I do not know any terrorist and I have had no connections with or to any known or unknown terrorist. I have been incarcerated for last 5 years and I had no money to provide or launder.
The law enforcement have in America is pressuring me to provide information to them that I really do not have or know. I am a Canadian Citizen and nearly all of my family is in Canada, including my wife and kids. I don’t know any information to tell them to help their investigation.
Because of this , I am being treated unfairly and my rights under the American constitution are being violated. I am being held here in further detention against my will for crimes which I could have never committed, because I was in prison.
I believe, that I am a victim of the discrimination that was outlined in the July 3, 2006 issue of Time magazine (Page 29, column 3). In this article section 2339(a) & (b) are discussed and criticized “as most suspects are charged under these two sections. However, the justice dept here in America admits that of the more than 218 guilty pleas that it has obtained, most are for minor investigation issues that are uncovered deeding the course of their terrorism investigation. This suggest, according to the article that the Attorney General’s office have is not concerned about the rights or fairness or the manner in which it achieves convictions for the people they arrest. Furthermore, criticizes have noted that one of the patterns to emerge from these domestic prosecutions is that suspect seen too incompetent to carry out the deeds they are accused of. The Deputy Attorney General acknowledges that the Dept of Justice’s goal is “ preventions through prosecution’s” and this is done with no regard for an individual’s rights.
I agree that these guilty of terrorism should be prosecuted . But as the above mentioned article suggest , innocent people should not be targeted because of their race or religion.
I am not a terrorist and I should not be targeted and treated unfairly and unjustly.
I need your assistance desperately in my case, as I believe that I am being treated unjustly here. I would like to send you my attorney’s contact information and provide you with legal documents related to my case, so that you may become more familiar with my situation.
Please also note, that I appeared in the court , for no guilty of my 2nd superseding indictment on Aug 02, 2006 and on Aug 03, 2006 FBOP officials placed me in the SHU (Segregation Housing Unit) out of these months, I placed in the SHU isolation from Jan 03, 2007 to March 6, 2007 for unknown “Pending Investigation” in these 215 days of my segregation and isolation, I don’t have a single phone call access to my family, no legal calls to my attorney and Canadian Council, my legal mail opened in my absence, no medical treatment for my injured shoulder (even I went for hunger strike for 3 and half day) I harassed by the various jail officials and lot of other problems too which already been submitted in the attention of the FBOP higher authorities, but no action taken on them, after writing the court, instead of receiving the response or any action on my complaints, jail officials removed /moved me from MDC federal facility to Nassau County Jail .
My suffering has gone on for far too long, and I need your help to bring my suffering to an end. I want to return home to my family, because my imprisonment was injustice and will remain a great injustice forever.
May God bless you and be with you in your efforts to champion the cause of human rights, and the suffering of innocent prisoners and restore hope, faith and love to peoples all over the world.

Sincerely,
KHALID AWAN
FBOP NO. 50959-054

The court will be on 12 September 2007.

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A OPEN LETTER TO THE UNO SECTORY GENERAL
UNITEDNATION
Respected Sir;
Khalid awan is agood-natured,God-fearing man,good behavoured man see and look upon his past history in Pakistan and canada AND USA ,A man of well attitude ,behaviour . His whole life is rememberable with friends and with every body.he did not give any hurt ,any bad words to any body in the world.He has no any link with any kind wrong people, he thinks every time positive. this preplanned, bogus.fabricated,modified case imposed upon khalid awan by FBI and collaboration with RCMP Canada, is a totally unbelievable and strange and a bogus. since a long time khalid awan was facing harassment in jail and his family also facing harassment and threats by the FBI and RCMP in canada and and also in Pakistan.We appeal and request to all the organisations in the world specially in USA and CANADA , UNO and All the humanrights agencies and amnesty,ngo,s should interfere in this false ,modified case against khalid q awan canadian. hand over khalid awan to canada or pakistan .

please ; save the life of khalid awan innocent canadian. and transfer him or hand over to canada or pakistan because he is a canadian and pakistani citizen and He never Did any kind of crime direct or indirect in any country in this world.

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Dear Sir / Madam

I am 46 years old, Canadian citizen and native of Pakistan (muslim). I was an immigration consultant in Canada and also member of Canadian Bar Association as part of my business , I had an office in New York.
During 2001 immediately after the Sept 11, event the US govt arrested me on Oct 25, 2001 on anonymous call, as a material witness for the 9/11 world trade centre terrorist attack. A detail investigation by the FBI and USA Naval intelligence dept was conducted and I was cleared, but even then govt put me in front of Grand jury , and I was cleared and the case was dismissed by the Grand jury of the US Federal Court .
Approximately after 2 weeks , before I was released from custody the US Govt imposed a new charges of Fraud and money laundering , under the advice of my attorney , I pleaded guilty and I was sentenced to prison for five years (which was four years more, what I pleaded). In which I had already spent 3 years in Detention jail, during the case , I had about 14 months left to finishing my sentence ,(instead of appealing, I preferred to applied for Treaty Transfer to Canada, because if the case is in the appeal, defendant is not eligible for transfer back to his home country).
While at prison, I learned from the case manager Miss Hause, that my citizen was incorrect in the FBOP’s (Federal Bureau of Prison) computer system as Pakistani instead of Canadian.
Its important to note , that all of my Canadian identifications (passport , citizenship card , S.I.N , Health card , Driving license etc) were under FBI’s possession, with a great deal of concern, I wrote a letter to the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo, N.Y to notify such mistake and requested them to fix this problem. This is especially important for Treaty Transfer back to Canada.
The Canadian Consulate official sent a letter to the jail to correct my citizenship status, however FBOP ignored the request and the citizenship status in the FBOP computer still reflect Pakistani instead of Canadian (Note:- I would be required to obtain visa to visit Pakistan) .In contrast , the deportation letter received from US Immigration dept, Contained the correct citizenship status of Canada.
At the hindsight, I believe that the FBOP intentionally left the citizenship as Pakistani, so that they could retained me at their facility, while the govt is planning to file new charges against me 3rd time.
Approximately six weeks before my released date on Jan 30 ,2006 I was notified by the FBOP that I was being transferred from Allenwood , PA to MDC (Metropolitan Detention Centre) in Brooklyn N.Y, it was explained to me, that the purpose of this transfer was in preparation for deportation back to Canada, (after few days, I signed the immigration deportation papers, with my consular Miss Chen).
But immediately after my arriving to MDC Brooklyn, I discovered during a phone call with my family in Montreal, that RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) official had contacted my sister and brother-in-law regarding the whereabouts of my wife and my current situation, there was no explanation given by the RCMP official to the purpose of the call and he left his phone number and asked my wife to call him back immediately, my wife called the RCMP official and left messages in his voice mail. Then the official contacted my brother-in-law again and had asked him to tell my wife not to call again, because there is nothing good nor anything bad.
Meanwhile the AUSA ( Astt United States Attorney) office Investigator and FBI brought me to their office to be interrogated without an attorney present, even AUSA told in the court to the judge on March 16, 2006 that he arranged attorney for me before my arrival from Allenwood PA to MDC Brooklyn, N.Y, on Transcript; page 11, Transcript line No: 14 to 23.
AUSA:-
He (Khalid Awan) was writ in the cause of a grand jury investigation. He clearly had criminal exposure. So to protect his interest I made an application to the duty magistrate for counsel to be appointed.
THE COURT:-
Initially he was brought here by a Court to testify before the grand jury?
AUSA:-
That is correct, Your Honour.
THE COURT:-
When he arrived here, you made arrangements for an attorney to be pointed to request him?
AUSA:-
Yes, Your Honour.
This interrogation started with the AUSA office Investigator stating that my family will be arrested in Canada if I refused to answer their questions.
At this point I am certain that my family is in great danger for reasons that I am not aware of. I was scared that my family would be harassed by these people along with the Canadian RCMP official, I strongly believe that the RCMP is doing this intentionally in collaboration with FBI official to further harass me to admit charges, that I never committed.
Without knowledge of the reasons why the Canadian RCMP agency was involved. I was surprised that RCMP official directly approached my family instead of me without proper explanation, and its also shocked for me, that how RCMP got the phone number of my family (because before my arrest, I don’t have any single record in any police dept, of any country).
I was intimated and pushed to the edge during this interrogation, I was determined to provide anything these USA officials wanted to make them happy even is the questions made no sense, because I want them to stop the harassment to my family.
On March 15, 2006 I completed the term of my imprisonment and was to be released from American Custody and deported back to Canada. Before that I was arrested again 3rd time, and charged with providing “material support to a foreign terrorist” and money laundering (to a organization and person, which are not designated by the USA govt and belongs to Sikh religion) , and with whom, I don’t have any single common interest, because we both are from different countries and different religions.
These charges emerged while I was still in prison and without the capability of providing any type of support. It was even difficult for me to get enough financial assistance to pay legal fees. I could not have provided any material support while I was in prison for five years and I could not launder any money because I did not have any.
AUSA filed three counts of indictment against me.
Conspiracy to provide material support.
Provide a material support to the foreign terrorist.
Money laundering to support terrorism.
(Please note, that in my previous case govt charged me for money laundering and fraud from Jan 1999 to 2002 and “its mentioned in the plea-agreement by the AUSA that no further money laundering charges will be brought against defendant from Jan 1999 to April 2002” even then govt indict me for money laundering from 1998 to Nov 2001 (Which is double Jeopardy and violation of 5th Amendment of U.S Constitution.)
In Oct 2006, during pre-trial hearing on the motion’s filed by my attorney the first two counts of my indictment were dismissed by the judge, stating that there is a lack of facts and figures.
After two weeks AUSA re-indicted me again. I believe this is a desperate act of the AUSA to cover up a huge embarrassment . Further this hastily drawn indictment was full of factual errors and creative legal theories.
Since I was first arrested by the American govt, I believe that I have been singled out, isolated `and discriminated against primarily because of my race and religion, in addition to the fact that I don’t know any information that the American govt is trying to pressure out of me.
I do not understand the American laws and this is what led to my pleading guilty in the first case. I have difficulty understanding the new charges also.
I have been charged under, section 2339(a) of Title 18 of the United States code, which makes it illegal to provide material support to a foreign terrorist.
Please understand, I am not a terrorist, I do not know any terrorist and I have had no connections with or to any known or unknown terrorist. I have been incarcerated for last 5 years and I had no money to provide or launder.
The law enforcement have in America is pressuring me to provide information to them that I really do not have or know. I am a Canadian Citizen and nearly all of my family is in Canada, including my wife and kids. I don’t know any information to tell them to help their investigation.
Because of this , I am being treated unfairly and my rights under the American constitution are being violated. I am being held here in further detention against my will for crimes which I could have never committed, because I was in prison.
I believe, that I am a victim of the discrimination that was outlined in the July 3, 2006 issue of Time magazine (Page 29, column 3). In this article section 2339(a) & (b) are discussed and criticized “as most suspects are charged under these two sections. However, the justice dept here in America admits that of the more than 218 guilty pleas that it has obtained, most are for minor investigation issues that are uncovered deeding the course of their terrorism investigation. This suggest, according to the article that the Attorney General’s office have is not concerned about the rights or fairness or the manner in which it achieves convictions for the people they arrest. Furthermore, criticizes have noted that one of the patterns to emerge from these domestic prosecutions is that suspect seen too incompetent to carry out the deeds they are accused of. The Deputy Attorney General acknowledges that the Dept of Justice’s goal is “ preventions through prosecution’s” and this is done with no regard for an individual’s rights.
I agree that these guilty of terrorism should be prosecuted . But as the above mentioned article suggest , innocent people should not be targeted because of their race or religion.
I am not a terrorist and I should not be targeted and treated unfairly and unjustly.
I need your assistance desperately in my case, as I believe that I am being treated unjustly here. I would like to send you my attorney’s contact information and provide you with legal documents related to my case, so that you may become more familiar with my situation.
Please also note, that I appeared in the court , for no guilty of my 2nd superseding indictment on Aug 02, 2006 and on Aug 03, 2006 FBOP officials placed me in the SHU (Segregation Housing Unit) out of these months, I placed in the SHU isolation from Jan 03, 2007 to March 6, 2007 for unknown “Pending Investigation” in these 215 days of my segregation and isolation, I don’t have a single phone call access to my family, no legal calls to my attorney and Canadian Council, my legal mail opened in my absence, no medical treatment for my injured shoulder (even I went for hunger strike for 3 and half day) I harassed by the various jail officials and lot of other problems too which already been submitted in the attention of the FBOP higher authorities, but no action taken on them, after writing the court, instead of receiving the response or any action on my complaints, jail officials removed /moved me from MDC federal facility to Nassau County Jail .
My suffering has gone on for far too long, and I need your help to bring my suffering to an end. I want to return home to my family, because my imprisonment was injustice and will remain a great injustice forever.
May God bless you and be with you in your efforts to champion the cause of human rights, and the suffering of innocent prisoners and restore hope, faith and love to peoples all over the world.

Sincerely,
KHALID AWAN
FBOP NO. 50959-054

The court will be on 12 September 2007.

Recruit for Peace :

To all Free People of the World,
That is right. I said I am mad at the Middle East. Let me break this down for you folks. I am tired of the fighting and the killing and the dying. I am not suggesting that I want the US to bring our troops home. Unfortunately, as peace, love and happiness as that seems it would be a horrible mistake. And no matter what anybody says it is completely NOT feasible. Not only would that be the biggest military blunder of ALL OF HISTORY it would create tidal waves (scratch that, it would create: TSUNAMIS) of repercussions throughout the Middle East and the eventually in the West. Bad idea plain and simple, but I digress... My point is WE the American people, WE the western world, WE the free people of the world, who cherish and value our everyday simple and mundane lives, have got to stand up against this inhumane insane conflict. Not against the troops. Not against the WAR. Instead I suggest a huge peace movement to motivate and support those people of the middle east who are not radical. Those people who practice the good teachings of Allah and his prophet. These are the people who suffering. Their freedom of living a simple mundane life is being threatened by the radical factions that are igniting this conflict.
Do you remember the WE ARE THE WORLD campaign? The US and others banded together to bring an end to hunger in Ethiopia. What about the huge campaign going on now to bring awareness and stop the violence in Darfur? Heck, Bono practically single-handedly ended the violence in Ireland. But what are WE doing for the Middle East? Crying about bringing our troops home. The US should pull out, accept defeat, and let the Middle East handle its own problem. Right? WRONG!! People argue that we invaded Iraq for a number of self-serving imperialist reasons. None of which I believe. But at this point it no longer matters WHY we went in. The point is that are troops are there now and they have one purpose; to bring peace and stability to the region.
Let me give you a break down of what is going on in the region now. This is not a war of the US vs. Iraq. This is a war of Sunni vs. Shiite. And unfortunately the US ignorantly played a hand in inflaming this centuries old (about 1,300 years) conflict. When Muhammad died he did not have a plan of succession. The Sunnis believed that most qualified religious leader should become the new leader of Islam. The Shiite believed that the descendents of Muhammad were the rightful rulers. And there you have it, in a nutshell. The countries bordering the west of Iraq have a Sunni majority. Iran, which, borders the east of Iraq has a Shiite majority. Iraq is right in the middle! Now let's look at Iraq. The north of Iraq is inhabited by Kurds (separate ethnic group), the south of Iraq is Shiite and borders Shiite dominant Iran. The center of Iraq is Sunni and shares borders with its Sunni neighbors. The oil in Iraq can be found in the North (Kurds) and the South (Shiite), NOT in the center (Sunni). The water supply in the middle of this desert can be found in the North and the South, not in the center. So here we can quickly see why it is not so simple to just divide the country into 3 countries or republics.
So back to the Sunni vs. Shiite war. Whether or not Al-Qaeda had a significant presence in Iraq before 9/11 is no longer relevant to establishing peace. Leave that for the history books. But there was folly in the US invading Iraq. Bin Laden had expressed the basic goals of his terrorist activity as described in the MAY/JUNE 2007 Foreign Affairs article Al Qaeda Strikes Back by Bruce Riedel:
"He seeks to 'provoke and bait' the US into 'bleeding wars' throughout the Islamic world; ...The demoralized 'far enemy' would then go home, allowing al Qaeda to focus on destroying its 'near enemies,' Israel and the 'corrupt' regimes of Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia." That is one good reason why we can't pull-out. So this is the ultimate goal of Al-Qaeda. Do you see the end game? It is not the US. It is not the West. It is for ultimate control of the Middle East, with the US and the West to tired, broke and fed up to care. Sometime in 2003 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi fled to Iraq to prepare for the uprising against the US. In order to demoralize the US endeavor he 'focused on the fault line in Iraqi society'-Sunni/Shiite- with the GOAL of igniting a civil war. He did this by promoting the Sunni's to attack the Shiite (the previous powerhouse of Iraq, even though they were a minority). So al-Qaeda and the Taliban are supporting the Sunni side of the civil war they created. Now in steps Iran (Shiite majority), lending support, weapons, and training to its Shiite brothers in Iraq. [remember the US does not like Iran, so when you hear the news how Iran is fueling the war, keep in mind that that does not necessarily mean against the US, they are supporting the Shiites against the Sunni). OI! What a problem! Especially because the US is losing ground against the Taliban who are now thriving in northern Pakistan, Iraq and spreading into Europe.
OK PEOPLE WAKE UP!! Can you see that out troops can not win this? And we definitely can not bring them home. And nobody wants to send more. But this region is in an extremely perilous state. The hearts of people around the world go out to the impoverished, starving, diseased, and to victims of genocide. But what about the Middle East? Where is the compassion for the people who have to live IN this war? What about all those people who are not signing up for suicide missions, all those people who are afraid that the US might leave them? All those people who want peace and the ability to pursue happiness? Why don't we have huge fundraisers, rallies and concerts to promote unity of Islamic brothers? Can't we all just get along? It can start here, now at this very moment. We have many immigrants from the Middle East who left their beloved motherlands to seek peace and freedom in the US. Why don't we band together in a massive grass roots effort to support our immigrants? We can show them love and kindness, the true spirit of freedom and humanity. We can work with them to spread this idea to their families still in the Middle East. We should not turn our back on the problem there. It is not going to go away. It is not going to be solved with military might. There needs to be a change of spirit; strengthen those who feel weakened by war. Create a Muslim movement for peace. Enable the common man to stand and fight against the extremists that preach war and violence. The extremists and terrorists use this VERY tactic to promote their agenda and rally recruits. Let's use their tactic and against them. REACH OUT TO YOUR NEIGHBORS AND RECRUIT FOR PEACE!!!
I am serious guys. Do not just read this and think hmm that's nice. Start talking to your neighbors. Get to know them. Where are they from? Why did they choose to move here? What are their views about uniting a peaceful ISLAM? How can you work together to spread this idea?
What can you do to support our troops? You can help stop the spread of hate.
Sincerely,
Jennifer

Doug Wilson :

Mr. Ban Ki-Moon,

Welcome. Do you see the problem in the U.S.? Do you understand what our problem is? If not, let me, very quickly, tell you. All of the insanity that you see over here is the result of an addiction to 'things'. It is not, so much, the fault of the people, as a whole, but to the tendency of people, as a whole, to be manipulated by others. Sometimes, when a person can't see anything to life but things, the thing they are attracted to is control: power. Those that have this particular addiction are the most dangerous people on the planet. They are also the ones that 'need' the most. Their plan is to get more. That's all. They are no different from the person addicted to clothes or sex. They are each and every one insane for they live in the illusion that things are important. With the person addicted to power and control it is crucial that he create addiction in others. This done he can manipulate there world to his ends and as long as their addictions are not threatened he can do what he 'needs'. To see the proof of this all one has to do is watch TV. Everything says, "Here! Get this and, you too, can be happy". It doesn't matter what the thing is: a concept, a job, a pill or a sweater. The message is, things are important. Happy people have things. Schools focus on educating children to be consumers. This is the saddest part of it all: at the time when a child could become something wonderful, when we could let see life and experience the joy of awareness, we insure it becomes another thing.
Feel free to contact me at dgswilson@gmail.com Thanks for your time

Mhsin gondal :

A open letter FOR UN SECTORY GENERAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS .
Canadian / Pakistani Khalid Q Awan Facing Injustice .

Khalid Q Awan detainee is now facing different preplanned, Fabricated charges in NewYork USA during his jail period,Khalid Awan is now looking forward your special attention and help towards this case for saving his innocent life. As we know, he is innocent and you can do further correspondence with him in detention centre NewYork USA and his attorney Khuram and Maher LLP NewYork to find out the reality and truth, and to bring the reality in front of the world that no innocent face that kind of the situation in future.
Khalid Q Awan detainee himself disagree with the charges imposed on him by the FBI, The charges are not related with him by all means. How can be possible a person in jail /custody since 9/11 now become terrorist while he proved not guilty in the same court in the past. So he is looking forward your help to get the justice and Clear and fair investigation in these imposed fabricated charges. It is possible with the involvement of the organizations like your’s, so that the innocent will come back to his normal life This is the mission of the human rights commission that innocents to be protected in all over the world from injustice ,and illegal Custody.
As by the press reports and by governments officials, In the court room only FBI representatives and some press reporters were present and no one else was there to see what is going over.

Help requested from high officials in Canada, U.S.A, and UNO & also from the NGOS who work for the human rights in all over the world.
Once again the request for find out the truth and reality in the above case.
With best wishes and regards
The whole family of Khalid Q Awan from Canada and Pakistan.

The court will announce a decision on 12-september 2007.

Dear Sir / Madam

I am 46 years old, Canadian citizen and native of Pakistan (Muslim). I was an immigration consultant in Canada and as part of my business , I had an office in New York.
During 2001 immediately after the Sept 11, event the US govt arrested me on Oct 25, 2001 on anonymous call, as a material witness for the 9/11 world trade centre terrorist attack. A detail investigation by the FBI and USA Naval intelligence dept was conducted and I was cleared, but even then govt put me in front of Grand jury , and I was cleared and the case was dismissed by the Grand jury of the US Federal Court .
Approximately after 2 weeks , before I was released from custody the US Govt imposed a new charges of Fraud and money laundering , under the advice of my attorney , I pleaded guilty and I was sentenced to prison for five years (which was four years more, what I pleaded). In which I had already spent 3 years in Detention jail, during the case , I had about 14 months left to finishing my sentence ,(instead of appealing, I preferred to applied for Treaty Transfer to Canada, because if the case is in the appeal, defendant is not eligible for transfer back to his home country).
While at prison, I learned from the case manager Miss Mause, that my citizen was incorrect in the FBOP’s (Federal Bureau of Prison) computer system as Pakistani instead of Canadian.
Its important to note , that all of my Canadian identifications (passport , citizenship card , S.I.N , Health card Driving license etc) were under FBI’s possession, with a great deal of concern, I wrote a letter to the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo, N.Y to notify such mistake and requested them to fix this problem. This is especially important for Treaty Transfer back to Canada.
The Canadian Consulate official sent a letter to the jail to correct my citizenship status, however FBOP ignored the request and the citizenship status in the FBOP computer still reflect Pakistani instead of Canadian (Note:- I would be required to obtain visa to visit Pakistan) .In contrast , the deportation letter received from US Immigration dept, Contained the correct citizenship status of Canada.
At the hindsight, I believe that the FBOP intentionally left the citizenship as Pakistani, so that they could retained me at their facility, while the govt is planning to file new charges against me 3rd time.
Approximately six weeks before my released date on Jan 30 ,2006 I was notified by the FBOP that I was being transferred from Ellenwood , PA to MDC (Metropolitan Detention Centre) in Brooklyn N.Y, it was explained to me, that the purpose of this transfer was in preparation for deportation back to Canada, (after few days, I signed the immigration deportation papers, with my consular Miss Chen).
But immediately after my arriving to MDC Brooklyn, I discovered during a phone call with my family in Montreal, that RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) official had contacted my sister and brother-in-law regarding the whereabouts of my wife and my current situation, there was no explanation given by the RCMP official to the purpose of the call and he left his phone number and asked my wife to call him back immediately, my wife called the RCMP official and left messages in his voice mail. Then the official contacted my brother-in-law again and had asked him to tell my wife not to call again, because there is nothing good nor anything bad.
Meanwhile the AUSA ( United States Attorney) office Investigator and FBI brought me to their office to be interrogated without an attorney present, even AUSA told in the court to the judge on March 16, 2006 that he arranged attorney for me before my arrival from Ellenwood PA to MDC Brooklyn, N.Y, on Transcript; page 11, Transcript line No: 14 to 23.

AUSA:- He (Khalid Awan) was writ in the cause of a grand jury investigation. He clearly had criminal exposure. So to protect his interest I made an application to the duty magistrate for counsel to be appointed.
THE COURT:- Initially he was brought here by a Court to testify before the grand jury?

AUSA:- That is correct, Your Honour.


THE COURT:- When he arrived here, you made arrangements for an attorney to be pointed to request him?

AUSA:- Yes, Your Honour.

This interrogation started with the AUSA office Investigator stating that my family will be arrested in Canada if I refused to answer their questions.
At this point I am certain that my family is in great danger for reasons that I am not aware of. I was scared that my family would be harassed by these people along with the Canadian RCMP official, I strongly believe that the RCMP is doing this intentionally in collaboration with FBI official to further harass me to admit charges, that I never committed.
Without knowledge of the reasons why the Canadian RCMP agency was involved. I was surprised that RCMP official directly approached my family instead of me without proper explanation, and its also shocked for me, that how RCMP got the phone number of my family (because before my arrest, I don’t have any single record in any police dept, of any country).
I was intimated and pushed to the edge during this interrogation, I was determined to provide anything these USA officials wanted to make them happy even is the questions made no sense, because I want them to stop the harassment to my family.
On March 15, 2006 I completed the term of my imprisonment and was to be released from American Custody and deported back to Canada. Before that I was arrested again 3rd time, and charged with providing “material support to a foreign terrorist” and money laundering (to a organization and person, which are not designated by the USA govt and belongs to Sikh religion).
These charges emerged while I was still in prison and without the capability of providing any type of support. It was even difficult for me to get enough financial assistance to pay legal fees. I could not have provided any material support while I was in prison for five years and I could not launder any money because I did not have any.
AUSA filed three counts of indictment against me.

Conspiracy to provide material support.
Provide a material support to the foreign terrorist.
Money laundering to support terrorism.

(Please note, that in my previous case govt charged me for money laundering and fraud from Jan 1999 to 2002 and “its mentioned in the plea-agreement by the AUSA that no further money laundering charges will be brought against defendant from Jan 1999 to April 2002” even then govt indict me for money laundering from 1998 to Nov 2001 (Which is double Jeopardy and violation of 5th Amendment of U.S Constitution.)
In Oct 2006, during pre-trial hearing on the motion’s filed by my attorney the first two counts of my indictment were dismissed by the judge, stating that there is a lack of facts and figures.
After two weeks AUSA re-indicted me again. I believe this is a desperate act of the AUSA to cover up a huge embarrassment . Further this hastily drawn indictment was full of factual errors and creative legal theories.

Since I was first arrested by the American govt, I believe that I have been singled out, isolated and discriminated against primarily because of my race and religion, in addition to the fact that I don’t know any information that the American govt is trying to pressure out of me.

I do not understand the American laws and this is what led to my pleading guilty in the first case. I have difficulty understanding the new charges also.

I have been charged under, section 2339(a) of Title 18 of the United States code, which makes it illegal to provide material support to a foreign terrorist.

Please understand, I am not a terrorist, I do not know any terrorist and I have had no connections with or to any known or unknown terrorist. I have been incarcerated for last 5 years and I had no money to provide or launder.

The law enforcement have in America is pressuring me to provide information to them that I really do not have or know. I am a Canadian Citizen and nearly all of my family is in Canada, including my wife and kids. I don’t know any information to tell them to help their investigation.
Because of this , I am being treated unfairly and my rights under the American constitution are being violated. I am being held here in further detention against my will for crimes which I could have never committed, because I was in prison.

I believe, that I am a victim of the discrimination that was outlined in the July 3, 2006 issue of Time magazine (Page 29, column 3). In this article section 2339(a) & (b) are discussed and criticized “as most suspects are charged under these two sections. However, the justice dept here in America admits that of the more than 218 guilty pleas that it has obtained, most are for minor investigation issues that are uncovered deeding the course of their terrorism investigation. This suggest, according to the article that the Attorney General’s office have is not concerned about the rights or fairness or the manner in which it achieves convictions for the people they arrest. Furthermore, criticizes have noted that one of the patterns to emerge from these domestic prosecutions is that suspect seen too incompetent to carry out the deeds they are accused of. The Deputy Attorney General acknowledges that the Dept of Justice’s goal is “ preventions through prosecution’s” and this is done with no regard for an individual’s rights.

I agree that these guilty of terrorism should be prosecuted . But as the above mentioned article suggest , innocent people should not be targeted because of their race or religion.
I am not a terrorist and I should not be targeted and treated unfairly and unjustly.
I need your assistance desperately in my case, as I believe that I am being treated unjustly here. I would like to send you my attorney’s contact information and provide you with legal documents related to my case, so that you may become more familiar with my situation.

Please also note, that I appeared in the court , for no guilty of my 2nd superseding indictment on Aug 02, 2006 and on Aug 03, 2006 FBOP officials placed me in the SHU (Segregation Housing Unit) out of these months, I placed in the SHU isolation from Aug 03, 2006 to March 6, 2007 for unknown “Pending Investigation” in these 215 days of my segregation and isolation, I don’t have a single phone call access to my family, no legal calls to my attorney and Canadian Council, my legal mail opened in my absence, no medical treatment for my injured shoulder (even I went for hunger strike for 3 and half day) I harassed by the various jail officials and lot of other problems too which already been submitted in the attention of the FBOP higher authorities, but no action taken on them, after writing the court, instead of receiving the response or any action on my complaints, jail officials removed /moved me from MDC federal facility to Nassau County Jail .
My suffering has gone on for far too long, and I need your help to bring my suffering to an end. I want to return home to my family, because my imprisonment was injustice and will remain a great injustice forever.

May God bless you and be with you in your efforts to champion the cause of human rights, and the suffering of innocent prisoners and restore hope, faith and love to peoples all over the world.

Sincerely,

KHALID AWAN
FBOP NO. 50959-054


Mort Walker :

Without malice to none.
Respected Secretary General,
We imagine a world that is truly free.
Without oppression,suppression and humiliation.
FREE all suppressed people.
Like Quebec,Malvinas,Kosovo,Chenchnya,Gibraltar,
Basque,NorthernIreland,Puntland,Biafra,ChagosIs, Palestine,Kurdisthan,Balochisthan,/J&K,Khalisthan
Telengana,Vidarbha,Manipur,Arunachal Pradesh(in India)/,Addu Atoll(Maldives),
Eelam,Aceh,Pattani,Moroland,...
Then the world shall know some peace.
With Regards,
Mort.
lovejusticepeace@gmail.com


Mark R. Brown :

Dear Sir/Ma'am-

My worries are of our future, and that future is at risk. If the world can put their swords, wallets, and emotions aside for a minute and think logically about that future then we may have hope.

Our first priority should be finding a way to control our continuing over population problem. The World concensus is that our current population of approximatly 6 Billion will rise to over 9 Billion by roughly 2040. Most scientist around the World understand that our planet cannot sustain that many people. Their solution is to conserve our already depleating resources. What will be left to conserve when we continue on this path? "Mad Max" is a Disney Cartoon when it comes to what will really be happening. Conservation AND population control are needed in tandum. Science is allowing us a to live longer with fewer deaths at birth, some of which should just not be. By science doing this it is also killing any hope of the continuation of humanity.

Our second priority is going to be tougher. We need to STOP drilling for oil! When oil was first discovered we relished in what benifits it had. We think we have isolated it's downfalls, such as pollution, and are taking steps to overcome that. We have seen what it can do to the outside of our planet, but haven't even cared to look at how it affects what we can't see. Just as an example we'll use a car engine. Oil's most important factor when it comes to an engine is not it's lubrication ability. That could be done with many other things. Probably not as efficiently, but it's possible. It's main importance is it's cooling properties. What if our excelled Global Warming problem is not so much external as it is internal? What studies have been done in regards to the effect of the planet loosing this cooling system from within? I believe than no study has been done. I believe that we have been so taken by our bounty that we have gotten to the point of "not being able to see the forest for the trees". An engine cannot work without the cooling properties of oil, hence neither can our planet. It just seems strange that the areas most affected by Global Warming are also areas of major oil extraction such as Alaska.

Our resposability in taking care of this planet would land us in jail for life if it were children we are talking about. Our ego's have taken us to the point that nothing else matters except the life of humanity. Ironically our ego is going to put us into extinction. No wonder God is not listening. God is to disappointed to care anymore.

Hilda Schultheiss :

My name is Hilda Gypsy by race and I'm from Australia. I admired Judge Judy and watched her show every day. Last week I got a shock of my life about her comment. Judge Judy said to one of her client "she doesn't look like a Gypsy thief does she?" I always thought Judge Judy was an intelligent women but how can a person with high intelligence make such an ignorant, racist and narrow minded comment in national television?
I want a public apology from Judge Judy televised in national TV. about her racist comment of my race. I'm a Gypsy and I can assure Judge Judy I'm not a thief. I'm sure if she said "she doesn't look like a Jewish thief or a Niger thief" she would lose her job over it but is it ok to say Gypsy Thief?

I WANT JUSTICE AND I DON'T REST UNTIL JUSTICE DONE!

A victim of Discrimination in USA by FBI :

A Victim of the Discrimination

Dear Sir / Madam

I am 46 years old, Canadian citizen and native of Pakistan (Muslim). I was an immigration consultant in Canada and as part of my business; I had an office in New York.
During 2001 immediately after the Sept 11, event the US govt arrested me on Oct 25, 2001 on anonymous call, as a material witness for the 9/11 world trade centre terrorist attack. A detail investigation by the FBI and USA Naval intelligence dept was conducted and I was cleared, but even then govt put me in front of Grand jury, and I was cleared and the case was dismissed by the Grand jury of the US Federal Court.
Approximately after 2 weeks , before I was released from custody the US Govt imposed a new charges of Fraud and money laundering , under the advice of my attorney , I pleaded guilty and I was sentenced to prison for five years (which was four years more, what I pleaded). In which I had already spent 3 years in Detention jail, during the case , I had about 14 months left to finishing my sentence ,(instead of appealing, I preferred to applied for Treaty Transfer to Canada, because if the case is in the appeal, defendant is not eligible for transfer back to his home country).
While at prison, I learned from the case manager Miss House, that my citizen was incorrect in the FBOP’s (Federal Bureau of Prison) computer system as Pakistani instead of Canadian.
Its important to note , that all of my Canadian identifications (passport , citizenship card , S.I.N , Health card , Driving license etc) were under FBI’s possession, with a great deal of concern, I wrote a letter to the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo, N.Y to notify such mistake and requested them to fix this problem. This is especially important for Treaty Transfer back to Canada.
The Canadian Consulate official sent a letter to the jail to correct my citizenship status, however FBOP ignored the request and the citizenship status in the FBOP computer still reflect Pakistani instead of Canadian (Note: - I would be required to obtain visa to visit Pakistan) .In contrast, the deportation letter received from US Immigration dept, Contained the correct citizenship status of Canada.
At the hindsight, I believe that the FBOP intentionally left the citizenship as Pakistani, so that they could retained me at their facility, while the govt is planning to file new charges against me 3rd time.
Approximately six weeks before my released date on Jan 30, 2006 I was notified by the FBOP that I was being transferred from Ellenwood, PA to MDC (Metropolitan Detention Centre) in Brooklyn N.Y, it was explained to me, that the purpose of this transfer was in preparation for deportation back to Canada, (after few days, I signed the immigration deportation papers, with my consular Miss Chen).
But immediately after my arriving to MDC Brooklyn, I discovered during a phone call with my family in Montreal, that RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) official had contacted my sister and brother-in-law regarding the whereabouts of my wife and my current situation, there was no explanation given by the RCMP official to the purpose of the call and he left his phone number and asked my wife to call him back immediately, my wife called the RCMP official and left messages in his voice mail. Then the official contacted my brother-in-law again and had asked him to tell my wife not to call again, because there is nothing good nor anything bad.
Meanwhile the AUSA (United States Attorney) office Investigator and FBI brought me to their office to be interrogated without an attorney present, even AUSA told in the court to the judge on March 16, 2006 that he arranged attorney for me before my arrival from Ellenwood PA to MDC Brooklyn, N.Y, on Transcript; page 11, Transcript line No: 14 to 23.

AUSA: - He (Khalid Awan) was writ in the cause of a grand jury investigation. He clearly had criminal exposure. So to protect his interest I made an application to the duty magistrate for counsel to be appointed.
THE COURT: - Initially he was brought here by a Court to testify before the grand jury?

AUSA: - That is correct, Your Honour.


THE COURT: - When he arrived here, you made arrangements for an attorney to be pointed to request him?

AUSA: - Yes, Your Honour.

This interrogation started with the AUSA office Investigator stating that my family will be arrested in Canada if I refused to answer their questions.
At this point I am certain that my family is in great danger for reasons that I am not aware of. I was scared that my family would be harassed by these people along with the Canadian RCMP official; I strongly believe that the RCMP is doing this intentionally in collaboration with FBI official to further harass me to admit charges that I never committed.
Without knowledge of the reasons why the Canadian RCMP agency was involved. I was surprised that RCMP official directly approached my family instead of me without proper explanation, and its also shocked for me, that how RCMP got the phone number of my family (because before my arrest, I don’t have any single record in any police dept, of any country).
I was intimated and pushed to the edge during this interrogation; I was determined to provide anything these USA officials wanted to make them happy even is the questions made no sense, because I want them to stop the harassment to my family.
On March 15, 2006 I completed the term of my imprisonment and was to be released from American Custody and deported back to Canada. Before that I was arrested again 3rd time, and charged with providing “material support to a foreign terrorist” and money laundering (to an organization and person, which are not designated by the USA govt and belongs to Sikh religion).
These charges emerged while I was still in prison and without the capability of providing any type of support. It was even difficult for me to get enough financial assistance to pay legal fees. I could not have provided any material support while I was in prison for five years and I could not launder any money because I did not have any.
AUSA filed three counts of indictment against me.

Conspiracy to provide material support.
Provide a material support to the foreign terrorist.
Money laundering to support terrorism.

(Please note, that in my previous case govt charged me for money laundering and fraud from Jan 1999 to 2002 and “its mentioned in the plea-agreement by the AUSA that no further money laundering charges will be brought against defendant from Jan 1999 to April 2002” even then govt indict me for money laundering from 1998 to Nov 2001 (Which is double Jeopardy and violation of 5th Amendment of U.S Constitution.)
In Oct 2006, during pre-trial hearing on the motions filed by my attorney the first two counts of my indictment were dismissed by the judge, stating that there is a lack of facts and figures.
After two weeks AUSA re-indicted me again. I believe this is a desperate act of the AUSA to cover up a huge embarrassment. Further this hastily drawn indictment was full of factual errors and creative legal theories.

Since I was first arrested by the American govt, I believe that I have been singled out, isolated and discriminated against primarily because of my race and religion, in addition to the fact that I don’t know any information that the American govt is trying to pressure out of me.

I do not understand the American laws and this is what led to my pleading guilty in the first case. I have difficulty understanding the new charges also.

I have been charged under, section 2339(a) of Title 18 of the United States code, which makes it illegal to provide material support to a foreign terrorist.

Please understand, I am not a terrorist, I do not know any terrorist and I have had no connections with or to any known or unknown terrorist. I have been incarcerated for last 5 years and I had no money to provide or launder.

The law enforcement have in America is pressuring me to provide information to them that I really do not have or know. I am a Canadian Citizen and nearly all of my family is in Canada, including my wife and kids. I don’t know any information to tell them to help their investigation.
Because of this, I am being treated unfairly and my rights under the American constitution are being violated. I am being held here in further detention against my will for crimes which I could have never committed, because I was in prison.

I believe that I am a victim of the discrimination that was outlined in the July 3, 2006 issue of Time magazine (Page 29, column 3). In this article section 2339(a) & (b) are discussed and criticized “as most suspects are charged under these two sections. However, the justice dept here in America admits that of the more than 218 guilty pleas that it has obtained, most are for minor investigation issues that are uncovered deeding the course of their terrorism investigation. This suggest, according to the article that the Attorney General’s office have is not concerned about the rights or fairness or the manner in which it achieves convictions for the people they arrest. Furthermore, criticizes have noted that one of the patterns to emerge from these domestic prosecutions is that suspect seen too incompetent to carry out the deeds they are accused of. The Deputy Attorney General acknowledges that the Dept of Justice’s goal is “preventions through prosecutions” and this is done with no regard for an individual’s rights.

I agree that these guilty of terrorism should be prosecuted. But as the above mentioned article suggest, innocent people should not be targeted because of their race or religion.
I am not a terrorist and I should not be targeted and treated unfairly and unjustly.
I need your assistance desperately in my case, as I believe that I am being treated unjustly here. I would like to send you my attorney’s contact information and provide you with legal documents related to my case, so that you may become more familiar with my situation.

Please also note, that I appeared in the court , for no guilty of my 2nd superseding indictment on Aug 02, 2006 and on Aug 03, 2006 FBOP officials placed me in the SHU (Segregation Housing Unit) out of these months, I placed in the SHU isolation from Aug 03, 2006 to March 6, 2007 for unknown “Pending Investigation” in these 215 days of my segregation and isolation, I don’t have a single phone call access to my family, no legal calls to my attorney and Canadian Council, my legal mail opened in my absence, no medical treatment for my injured shoulder (even I went for hunger strike for 3 and half day) I harassed by the various jail officials and lot of other problems too which already been submitted in the attention of the FBOP higher authorities, but no action taken on them, after writing the court, instead of receiving the response or any action on my complaints, jail officials removed /moved me from MDC federal facility to Nassau County Jail .
My suffering has gone on for far too long, and I need your help to bring my suffering to an end. I want to return home to my family, because my imprisonment was injustice and will remain a great injustice forever.

May God bless you and be with you in your efforts to champion the cause of human rights, and the suffering of innocent prisoners and restore hope, faith and love to peoples all over the world.

Sincerely,

KHALID AWAN
FBOP NO. 50959-054

O. Jackson :

Dear Sec. Ban Ki Moon:

I am ashamed to be from a country that is acting as a "rogue state" in Europe.

A "rogue department" within the U. S. Govt, the Homeland Security Dept. uses the phrase "race of terrorism" when describing light olive-skinned race with curly or kinky hair, in their training courses.

They say they used the Kharkof, Ukraine "Racial Analyses Bureau" that correlates statistics as to the race of criminals corresponding to certain crimes. They should not use Russian analysis methods to try to stop the terrorism.

They say there are sailors on the "US" ships going to Somalia who say "race of terrorism" to innocent people and shoot children when they get off the boat, and even the families of Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice in the US have had to suffer. The entire race does not go out and commit terrorism!

Requests to the US Senate and DHS Director Michael Chertoff to review the Homeland Security training course, have produced no results. The trainees also used to be given target practice with corpses or "dummies" with turbans on and told to "blow them up because Osama wore a turban."

I'm so ashamed that a U. S. department would give out the instructions of racism and genocide in connection with fighting terrorism.

I call upon the UN to ask the Homeland Security Dept of the U. S. to remove the phrase "race of terrorism" and other material offensive to international commerce and trade from its training course materials. A "Young Communists Take-out group" should not be given U. S. Govt credentials.

mohsin awan :

A open letter FOR UN SECTORY GENERAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS .
Canadian / Pakistani Khalid Q Awan Facing Injustice .

Khalid Q Awan detainee is now facing different preplanned, Fabricated charges in NewYork USA during his jail period,Khalid Awan is now looking forward your special attention and help towards this case for saving his innocent life. As we know, he is innocent and you can do further correspondence with him in detention centre NewYork USA and his attorney Khuram and Maher LLP NewYork to find out the reality and truth, and to bring the reality in front of the world that no innocent face that kind of the situation in future.
Khalid Q Awan detainee himself disagree with the charges imposed on him by the FBI, The charges are not related with him by all means. How can be possible a person in jail /custody since 9/11 now become terrorist while he proved not guilty in the same court in the past. So he is looking forward your help to get the justice and Clear and fair investigation in these imposed fabricated charges. It is possible with the involvement of the organizations like your’s, so that the innocent will come back to his normal life This is the mission of the human rights commission that innocents to be protected in all over the world from injustice ,and illegal Custody.
As by the press reports and by governments officials, In the court room only FBI representatives and some press reporters were present and no one else was there to see what is going over.

Help requested from high officials in Canada, U.S.A, and UNO & also from the NGOS who work for the human rights in all over the world.
Once again the request for find out the truth and reality in the above case.
With best wishes and regards
The whole family of Khalid Q Awan from Canada and Pakistan.

The court will announce a decision on 21 june 2007.

Dear Sir / Madam

I am 46 years old, Canadian citizen and native of Pakistan (Muslim). I was an immigration consultant in Canada and as part of my business , I had an office in New York.
During 2001 immediately after the Sept 11, event the US govt arrested me on Oct 25, 2001 on anonymous call, as a material witness for the 9/11 world trade centre terrorist attack. A detail investigation by the FBI and USA Naval intelligence dept was conducted and I was cleared, but even then govt put me in front of Grand jury , and I was cleared and the case was dismissed by the Grand jury of the US Federal Court .
Approximately after 2 weeks , before I was released from custody the US Govt imposed a new charges of Fraud and money laundering , under the advice of my attorney , I pleaded guilty and I was sentenced to prison for five years (which was four years more, what I pleaded). In which I had already spent 3 years in Detention jail, during the case , I had about 14 months left to finishing my sentence ,(instead of appealing, I preferred to applied for Treaty Transfer to Canada, because if the case is in the appeal, defendant is not eligible for transfer back to his home country).
While at prison, I learned from the case manager Miss Mause, that my citizen was incorrect in the FBOP’s (Federal Bureau of Prison) computer system as Pakistani instead of Canadian.
Its important to note , that all of my Canadian identifications (passport , citizenship card , S.I.N , Health card Driving license etc) were under FBI’s possession, with a great deal of concern, I wrote a letter to the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo, N.Y to notify such mistake and requested them to fix this problem. This is especially important for Treaty Transfer back to Canada.
The Canadian Consulate official sent a letter to the jail to correct my citizenship status, however FBOP ignored the request and the citizenship status in the FBOP computer still reflect Pakistani instead of Canadian (Note:- I would be required to obtain visa to visit Pakistan) .In contrast , the deportation letter received from US Immigration dept, Contained the correct citizenship status of Canada.
At the hindsight, I believe that the FBOP intentionally left the citizenship as Pakistani, so that they could retained me at their facility, while the govt is planning to file new charges against me 3rd time.
Approximately six weeks before my released date on Jan 30 ,2006 I was notified by the FBOP that I was being transferred from Ellenwood , PA to MDC (Metropolitan Detention Centre) in Brooklyn N.Y, it was explained to me, that the purpose of this transfer was in preparation for deportation back to Canada, (after few days, I signed the immigration deportation papers, with my consular Miss Chen).
But immediately after my arriving to MDC Brooklyn, I discovered during a phone call with my family in Montreal, that RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) official had contacted my sister and brother-in-law regarding the whereabouts of my wife and my current situation, there was no explanation given by the RCMP official to the purpose of the call and he left his phone number and asked my wife to call him back immediately, my wife called the RCMP official and left messages in his voice mail. Then the official contacted my brother-in-law again and had asked him to tell my wife not to call again, because there is nothing good nor anything bad.
Meanwhile the AUSA ( United States Attorney) office Investigator and FBI brought me to their office to be interrogated without an attorney present, even AUSA told in the court to the judge on March 16, 2006 that he arranged attorney for me before my arrival from Ellenwood PA to MDC Brooklyn, N.Y, on Transcript; page 11, Transcript line No: 14 to 23.

AUSA:- He (Khalid Awan) was writ in the cause of a grand jury investigation. He clearly had criminal exposure. So to protect his interest I made an application to the duty magistrate for counsel to be appointed.
THE COURT:- Initially he was brought here by a Court to testify before the grand jury?

AUSA:- That is correct, Your Honour.


THE COURT:- When he arrived here, you made arrangements for an attorney to be pointed to request him?

AUSA:- Yes, Your Honour.

This interrogation started with the AUSA office Investigator stating that my family will be arrested in Canada if I refused to answer their questions.
At this point I am certain that my family is in great danger for reasons that I am not aware of. I was scared that my family would be harassed by these people along with the Canadian RCMP official, I strongly believe that the RCMP is doing this intentionally in collaboration with FBI official to further harass me to admit charges, that I never committed.
Without knowledge of the reasons why the Canadian RCMP agency was involved. I was surprised that RCMP official directly approached my family instead of me without proper explanation, and its also shocked for me, that how RCMP got the phone number of my family (because before my arrest, I don’t have any single record in any police dept, of any country).
I was intimated and pushed to the edge during this interrogation, I was determined to provide anything these USA officials wanted to make them happy even is the questions made no sense, because I want them to stop the harassment to my family.
On March 15, 2006 I completed the term of my imprisonment and was to be released from American Custody and deported back to Canada. Before that I was arrested again 3rd time, and charged with providing “material support to a foreign terrorist” and money laundering (to a organization and person, which are not designated by the USA govt and belongs to Sikh religion).
These charges emerged while I was still in prison and without the capability of providing any type of support. It was even difficult for me to get enough financial assistance to pay legal fees. I could not have provided any material support while I was in prison for five years and I could not launder any money because I did not have any.
AUSA filed three counts of indictment against me.

Conspiracy to provide material support.
Provide a material support to the foreign terrorist.
Money laundering to support terrorism.

(Please note, that in my previous case govt charged me for money laundering and fraud from Jan 1999 to 2002 and “its mentioned in the plea-agreement by the AUSA that no further money laundering charges will be brought against defendant from Jan 1999 to April 2002” even then govt indict me for money laundering from 1998 to Nov 2001 (Which is double Jeopardy and violation of 5th Amendment of U.S Constitution.)
In Oct 2006, during pre-trial hearing on the motion’s filed by my attorney the first two counts of my indictment were dismissed by the judge, stating that there is a lack of facts and figures.
After two weeks AUSA re-indicted me again. I believe this is a desperate act of the AUSA to cover up a huge embarrassment . Further this hastily drawn indictment was full of factual errors and creative legal theories.

Since I was first arrested by the American govt, I believe that I have been singled out, isolated and discriminated against primarily because of my race and religion, in addition to the fact that I don’t know any information that the American govt is trying to pressure out of me.

I do not understand the American laws and this is what led to my pleading guilty in the first case. I have difficulty understanding the new charges also.

I have been charged under, section 2339(a) of Title 18 of the United States code, which makes it illegal to provide material support to a foreign terrorist.

Please understand, I am not a terrorist, I do not know any terrorist and I have had no connections with or to any known or unknown terrorist. I have been incarcerated for last 5 years and I had no money to provide or launder.

The law enforcement have in America is pressuring me to provide information to them that I really do not have or know. I am a Canadian Citizen and nearly all of my family is in Canada, including my wife and kids. I don’t know any information to tell them to help their investigation.
Because of this , I am being treated unfairly and my rights under the American constitution are being violated. I am being held here in further detention against my will for crimes which I could have never committed, because I was in prison.

I believe, that I am a victim of the discrimination that was outlined in the July 3, 2006 issue of Time magazine (Page 29, column 3). In this article section 2339(a) & (b) are discussed and criticized “as most suspects are charged under these two sections. However, the justice dept here in America admits that of the more than 218 guilty pleas that it has obtained, most are for minor investigation issues that are uncovered deeding the course of their terrorism investigation. This suggest, according to the article that the Attorney General’s office have is not concerned about the rights or fairness or the manner in which it achieves convictions for the people they arrest. Furthermore, criticizes have noted that one of the patterns to emerge from these domestic prosecutions is that suspect seen too incompetent to carry out the deeds they are accused of. The Deputy Attorney General acknowledges that the Dept of Justice’s goal is “ preventions through prosecution’s” and this is done with no regard for an individual’s rights.

I agree that these guilty of terrorism should be prosecuted . But as the above mentioned article suggest , innocent people should not be targeted because of their race or religion.
I am not a terrorist and I should not be targeted and treated unfairly and unjustly.
I need your assistance desperately in my case, as I believe that I am being treated unjustly here. I would like to send you my attorney’s contact information and provide you with legal documents related to my case, so that you may become more familiar with my situation.

Please also note, that I appeared in the court , for no guilty of my 2nd superseding indictment on Aug 02, 2006 and on Aug 03, 2006 FBOP officials placed me in the SHU (Segregation Housing Unit) out of these months, I placed in the SHU isolation from Aug 03, 2006 to March 6, 2007 for unknown “Pending Investigation” in these 215 days of my segregation and isolation, I don’t have a single phone call access to my family, no legal calls to my attorney and Canadian Council, my legal mail opened in my absence, no medical treatment for my injured shoulder (even I went for hunger strike for 3 and half day) I harassed by the various jail officials and lot of other problems too which already been submitted in the attention of the FBOP higher authorities, but no action taken on them, after writing the court, instead of receiving the response or any action on my complaints, jail officials removed /moved me from MDC federal facility to Nassau County Jail .
My suffering has gone on for far too long, and I need your help to bring my suffering to an end. I want to return home to my family, because my imprisonment was injustice and will remain a great injustice forever.

May God bless you and be with you in your efforts to champion the cause of human rights, and the suffering of innocent prisoners and restore hope, faith and love to peoples all over the world.

Sincerely,

KHALID AWAN
FBOP NO. 50959-054


Mr Nirmal Rana Sinha Tata :

God has created all men equal. You are making differences in terms of state, wealth, religion, color, etc. USA, Israel, India, etc causes instability, conspiracy, invasion, destruction, and all other mechanisms endangering peace and humanitarian crisis. You yourself are the reason behind instability to democracy in Bangladesh. You knew that Awami League was not interested in January election which would not be stopped if you did not interfere. They are trying to go to power by all illegal means against the will of the people of Bangladesh. Their conspiracy to overthrow democratic government is now open. A caretaker government is not supposed to fulfill the demands of a political party but to handover power to the elected government only. You must respect democracy but your activities do not conform to the general consensus. You repeatedly speaking of the right of the Jews to defend themselves but denying the same for the Palestinians, Somalians, Afghans, Iraqis, Indian Muslims, etc. there are major problems in the infrastructure of United Nations organization and United States itself where the rights of the Muslims are repeatedly violated. Please consider that veto systems are to be abolished or restructured according to the number of faiths and population of each religion so that Muslims can get the minimum rights to survive and that Islam is not targeted by the nonmuslims. Please ensure that Muslims can get equal rights in the nonmuslim states especially America, Israel, India, Russia, Europe, Burma, and China. Send UN troops to Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine etc and withdraw American and European bustards from those countries. Use the term bustards for all those who invade other countries by any means. Stop propaganda against Islam.

Mr Nirmal Rana Sinha Tata :

God has created all men equal. You are making differences in terms of state, wealth, religion, color, etc. USA, Israel, India, etc causes instability, conspiracy, invasion, destruction, and all other mechanisms endangering peace and humanitarian crisis. You yourself are the reason behind instability to democracy in Bangladesh. You knew that Awami League was not interested in January election which would not be stopped if you did not interfere. They are trying to go to power by all illegal means against the will of the people of Bangladesh. Their conspiracy to overthrow democratic government is now open. A caretaker government is not supposed to fulfill the demands of a political party but to handover power to the elected government only. You must respect democracy but your activities do not conform to the general consensus. You repeatedly speaking of the right of the Jews to defend themselves but denying the same for the Palestinians, Somalians, Afghans, Iraqis, Indian Muslims, etc. there are major problems in the infrastructure of United Nations organization and United States itself where the rights of the Muslims are repeatedly violated. Please consider that veto systems are to be abolished or restructured according to the number of faiths and population of each religion so that Muslims can get the minimum rights to survive and that Islam is not targeted by the nonmuslims. Please ensure that Muslims can get equal rights in the nonmuslim states especially America, Israel, India, Russia, Europe, Burma, and China. Send UN troops to Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine etc and withdraw American and European bustards from those countries. Use the term bustards for all those who invade other countries by any means. Stop propaganda against Islam.

Imran khan :

A letter to the UN SECRETARY GENERAL UNO.

Respected sir;
I want to make a request to you about Iltaf hussain The learder of MQM . PLEASE DECLARE THIS ORGANISATION Terrorest .and banned on these organisations in Pakistan.

Nigel Bullard :

Dear Sir,

The United Nations MUST change itself into an independent organization of countries who are not operating under the yolk of the United States.
For far too long it has been a totally weak and ineffectual organization with no apparent moral code of ethics or sense of responsibility to exercise outspoken and even handed repudiation of those "ALL" who violate it's resolutions.It should be tacitly enforcing all of it's resolutions no matter the country involved. You have been consistently exercising such powers in support of those issues which serve the interests of the United States and Isreal while blatantly failing to aggressively pursue those in favor of others where the United States and Israel are in violation.

I have always believed in the United Nations however that faith no longer exists because you now appear to be totally ineffectual as regards seriously addressing serious injustices being imposed upon smaller nations around the world by the super powers. In my view you have completely lost all legitimacy and frankly lack either the will or intent to serve as a forum for openly addressing and mediating the legitimate grievances smaller nations and the violations committed by larger ones.
At this point the UN building should really be turned into a parking garage because New Yorkers can certainly do with the additional parking space and the UN appears to be no more than a puppet institution willingly being used by wayward governments to legitimize their criminality as the Iraq War and Israel's attack upon Lebanon and the plight of the Palestinian people under Israeli Apartheid so clearly prove. Thanks to your own failures you have outlived your usefulness.

muhsin gondal :

Canadian / Pakistani Khalid Q Awan Facing Injustice in USA .

Khalid Q Awan detainee is now facing different preplanned, Fabricated charges in New York USA during his jail period,Khalid Awan is now looking forward your special attention and help towards this case for saving his innocent life. As we know, he is innocent and you can do further correspondence with him in detention centre New York USA and his attorney Khuram and Maher LLP New York to find out the reality and truth, and to bring the reality in front of the world that no innocent face that kind of the situation in future.
Khalid Q Awan detainee himself disagree with the charges imposed on him by the FBI, The charges are not related with him by all means. How can be possible a person in jail /custody since 9/11 now become terrorist while he proved not guilty in the same court in the past. So he is looking forward your help to get the justice and Clear and fair investigation in these imposed fabricated charges. It is possible with the involvement of the organizations like your’s, so that the innocent will come back to his normal life This is the mission of the human rights commission that innocents to be protected in all over the world from injustice ,and illegal Custody.
As by the press reports and by governments officials, In the court room only FBI representatives and some press reporters were present and no one else was there to see what is going over.
Help requested from high officials in Canada, U.S.A, and UNO & also from the NGOS,Amnesty international, who work for the human rights in all over the world.
We would like to see Canada be a leader in addressing these issues and We expect our government to keep its promises. We look forward to your response on this important issue.
Once again the request for find out the truth and reality in the above case.
With best wishes and regards
The whole family of Khalid Q Awan from Canada, and Pakistan.

Dear Sir / Madam
I am 46 years old, Canadian citizen and native of Pakistan (Muslim). I was an immigration consultant in Canada and as part of my business , I had an office in New York.
During 2001 immediately after the Sept 11, event the US govt arrested me on Oct 25, 2001 on anonymous call, as a material witness for the 9/11 world trade centre terrorist attack. A detail investigation by the FBI and USA Naval intelligence dept was conducted and I was cleared, but even then govt put me in front of Grand jury , and I was cleared and the case was dismissed by the Grand jury of the US Federal Court .
Approximately after 2 weeks , before I was released from custody the US Govt imposed a new charges of Fraud and money laundering , under the advice of my attorney , I pleaded guilty and I was sentenced to prison for five years (which was four years more, what I pleaded). In which I had already spent 3 years in Detention jail, during the case , I had about 14 months left to finishing my sentence ,(instead of appealing, I preferred to applied for Treaty Transfer to Canada, because if the case is in the appeal, defendant is not eligible for transfer back to his home country).
While at prison, I learned from the case manager Miss Mause, that my citizen was incorrect in the FBOP’s (Federal Bureau of Prison) computer system as Pakistani instead of Canadian.
Its important to note , that all of my Canadian identifications (passport , citizenship card , S.I.N , Health card Driving license etc) were under FBI’s possession, with a great deal of concern, I wrote a letter to the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo, N.Y to notify such mistake and requested them to fix this problem. This is especially important for Treaty Transfer back to Canada.
The Canadian Consulate official sent a letter to the jail to correct my citizenship status, however FBOP ignored the request and the citizenship status in the FBOP computer still reflect Pakistani instead of Canadian (Note:- I would be required to obtain visa to visit Pakistan) .In contrast , the deportation letter received from US Immigration dept, Contained the correct citizenship status of Canada.
At the hindsight, I believe that the FBOP intentionally left the citizenship as Pakistani, so that they could retained me at their facility, while the govt is planning to file new charges against me 3rd time.
Approximately six weeks before my released date on Jan 30 ,2006 I was notified by the FBOP that I was being transferred from Ellenwood , PA to MDC (Metropolitan Detention Centre) in Brooklyn N.Y, it was explained to me, that the purpose of this transfer was in preparation for deportation back to Canada, (after few days, I signed the immigration deportation papers, with my consular Miss Chen).
But immediately after my arriving to MDC Brooklyn, I discovered during a phone call with my family in Montreal, that RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) official had contacted my sister and brother-in-law regarding the whereabouts of my wife and my current situation, there was no explanation given by the RCMP official to the purpose of the call and he left his phone number and asked my wife to call him back immediately, my wife called the RCMP official and left messages in his voice mail. Then the official contacted my brother-in-law again and had asked him to tell my wife not to call again, because there is nothing good nor anything bad.
Meanwhile the AUSA ( United States Attorney) office Investigator and FBI brought me to their office to be interrogated without an attorney present, even AUSA told in the court to the judge on March 16, 2006 that he arranged attorney for me before my arrival from Ellenwood PA to MDC Brooklyn, N.Y, on Transcript; page 11, Transcript line No: 14 to 23.
AUSA:- He (Khalid Awan) was writ in the cause of a grand jury investigation. He clearly had criminal exposure. So to protect his interest I made an application to the duty magistrate for counsel to be appointed.
THE COURT:- Initially he was brought here by a Court to testify before the grand jury?
AUSA:- That is correct, Your Honour.

THE COURT:- When he arrived here, you made arrangements for an attorney to be pointed to request him?
AUSA:- Yes, Your Honour.
This interrogation started with the AUSA office Investigator stating that my family will be arrested in Canada if I refused to answer their questions.
At this point I am certain that my family is in great danger for reasons that I am not aware of. I was scared that my family would be harassed by these people along with the Canadian RCMP official, I strongly believe that the RCMP is doing this intentionally in collaboration with FBI official to further harass me to admit charges, that I never committed.
Without knowledge of the reasons why the Canadian RCMP agency was involved. I was surprised that RCMP official directly approached my family instead of me without proper explanation, and its also shocked for me, that how RCMP got the phone number of my family (because before my arrest, I don’t have any single record in any police dept, of any country).
I was intimated and pushed to the edge during this interrogation, I was determined to provide anything these USA officials wanted to make them happy even is the questions made no sense, because I want them to stop the harassment to my family.
On March 15, 2006 I completed the term of my imprisonment and was to be released from American Custody and deported back to Canada. Before that I was arrested again 3rd time, and charged with providing “material support to a foreign terrorist” and money laundering (to a organization and person, which are not designated by the USA govt and belongs to Sikh religion).
These charges emerged while I was still in prison and without the capability of providing any type of support. It was even difficult for me to get enough financial assistance to pay legal fees. I could not have provided any material support while I was in prison for five years and I could not launder any money because I did not have any.
AUSA filed three counts of indictment against me.
Conspiracy to provide material support.
Provide a material support to the foreign terrorist.
Money laundering to support terrorism.
(Please note, that in my previous case govt charged me for money laundering and fraud from Jan 1999 to 2002 and “its mentioned in the plea-agreement by the AUSA that no further money laundering charges will be brought against defendant from Jan 1999 to April 2002” even then govt indict me for money laundering from 1998 to Nov 2001 (Which is double Jeopardy and violation of 5th Amendment of U.S Constitution.)
In Oct 2006, during pre-trial hearing on the motion’s filed by my attorney the first two counts of my indictment were dismissed by the judge, stating that there is a lack of facts and figures.
After two weeks AUSA re-indicted me again. I believe this is a desperate act of the AUSA to cover up a huge embarrassment . Further this hastily drawn indictment was full of factual errors and creative legal theories.
Since I was first arrested by the American govt, I believe that I have been singled out, isolated and discriminated against primarily because of my race and religion, in addition to the fact that I don’t know any information that the American govt is trying to pressure out of me.
I do not understand the American laws and this is what led to my pleading guilty in the first case. I have difficulty understanding the new charges also.
I have been charged under, section 2339(a) of Title 18 of the United States code, which makes it illegal to provide material support to a foreign terrorist.
Please understand, I am not a terrorist, I do not know any terrorist and I have had no connections with or to any known or unknown terrorist. I have been incarcerated for last 5 years and I had no money to provide or launder.
The law enforcement have in America is pressuring me to provide information to them that I really do not have or know. I am a Canadian Citizen and nearly all of my family is in Canada, including my wife and kids. I don’t know any information to tell them to help their investigation.
Because of this , I am being treated unfairly and my rights under the American constitution are being violated. I am being held here in further detention against my will for crimes which I could have never committed, because I was in prison.
I believe, that I am a victim of the discrimination that was outlined in the July 3, 2006 issue of Time magazine (Page 29, column 3). In this article section 2339(a) & (b) are discussed and criticized “as most suspects are charged under these two sections. However, the justice dept here in America admits that of the more than 218 guilty pleas that it has obtained, most are for minor investigation issues that are uncovered deeding the course of their terrorism investigation. This suggest, according to the article that the Attorney General’s office have is not concerned about the rights or fairness or the manner in which it achieves convictions for the people they arrest. Furthermore, criticizes have noted that one of the patterns to emerge from these domestic prosecutions is that suspect seen too incompetent to carry out the deeds they are accused of. The Deputy Attorney General acknowledges that the Dept of Justice’s goal is “ preventions through prosecution’s” and this is done with no regard for an individual’s rights.
I agree that these guilty of terrorism should be prosecuted . But as the above mentioned article suggest , innocent people should not be targeted because of their race or religion.
I am not a terrorist and I should not be targeted and treated unfairly and unjustly.
I need your assistance desperately in my case, as I believe that I am being treated unjustly here. I would like to send you my attorney’s contact information and provide you with legal documents related to my case, so that you may become more familiar with my situation.
Please also note, that I appeared in the court , for no guilty of my 2nd superseding indictment on Aug 02, 2006 and on Aug 03, 2006 FBOP officials placed me in the SHU (Segregation Housing Unit) out of these months, I placed in the SHU isolation from Aug 03, 2006 to March 6, 2007 for unknown “Pending Investigation” in these 215 days of my segregation and isolation, I don’t have a single phone call access to my family, no legal calls to my attorney and Canadian Council, my legal mail opened in my absence, no medical treatment for my injured shoulder (even I went for hunger strike for 3 and half day) I harassed by the various jail officials and lot of other problems too which already been submitted in the attention of the FBOP higher authorities, but no action taken on them, after writing the court, instead of receiving the response or any action on my complaints, jail officials removed /moved me from MDC federal facility to Nassau County Jail .
My suffering has gone on for far too long, and I need your help to bring my suffering to an end. I want to return home to my family, because my imprisonment was injustice and will remain a great injustice forever.
May God bless you and be with you in your efforts to champion the cause of human rights, and the suffering of innocent prisoners and restore hope, faith and love to peoples all over the world.
Sincerely,
KHALID AWAN
FBOP NO. 50959-054

A Innocent Muslim :

Canadian / Pakistani Khalid Q Awan Facing Unjustice .

Khalid Q Awan detainee is now facing different preplanned, Fabricated charges in NewYork USA during his jail period,Khalid Awan is now looking forward your special attention and help towards this case for saving his innocent life. As we know, he is innocent and you can do further correspondence with him in detention centre NewYork USA and his attorney Khuram and Maher LLP NewYork to find out the reality and truth, and to bring the reality in front of the world that no innocent face that kind of the situation in future.
Khalid Q Awan detainee himself disagree with the charges imposed on him by the FBI, The charges are not related with him by all means. How can be possible a person in jail /custody since 9/11 now become terrorist while he proved not guilty in the same court in the past. So he is looking forward your help to get the justice and Clear and fair investigation in these imposed fabricated charges. It is possible with the involvement of the organizations like your’s, so that the innocent will come back to his normal life This is the mission of the human rights commission that innocents to be protected in all over the world from injustice ,and illegal Custody.
As by the press reports and by governments officials, In the court room only FBI representatives and some press reporters were present and no one else was there to see what is going over.

Help requested from high officials in Canada, U.S.A, and UNO & also from the NGOS who work for the human rights in all over the world.
Once again the request for find out the truth and reality in the above case.
With best wishes and regards
The sisters and whole family of Khalid Q Awan from Canada, and Pakistan.

The court will announce a decision on 24 may 2007.

Dear Sir / Madam

I am 46 years old, Canadian citizen and native of Pakistan (Muslim). I was an immigration consultant in Canada and as part of my business , I had an office in New York.
During 2001 immediately after the Sept 11, event the US govt arrested me on Oct 25, 2001 on anonymous call, as a material witness for the 9/11 world trade centre terrorist attack. A detail investigation by the FBI and USA Naval intelligence dept was conducted and I was cleared, but even then govt put me in front of Grand jury , and I was cleared and the case was dismissed by the Grand jury of the US Federal Court .
Approximately after 2 weeks , before I was released from custody the US Govt imposed a new charges of Fraud and money laundering , under the advice of my attorney , I pleaded guilty and I was sentenced to prison for five years (which was four years more, what I pleaded). In which I had already spent 3 years in Detention jail, during the case , I had about 14 months left to finishing my sentence ,(instead of appealing, I preferred to applied for Treaty Transfer to Canada, because if the case is in the appeal, defendant is not eligible for transfer back to his home country).
While at prison, I learned from the case manager Miss Mause, that my citizen was incorrect in the FBOP’s (Federal Bureau of Prison) computer system as Pakistani instead of Canadian.
Its important to note , that all of my Canadian identifications (passport , citizenship card , S.I.N , Health card Driving license etc) were under FBI’s possession, with a great deal of concern, I wrote a letter to the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo, N.Y to notify such mistake and requested them to fix this problem. This is especially important for Treaty Transfer back to Canada.
The Canadian Consulate official sent a letter to the jail to correct my citizenship status, however FBOP ignored the request and the citizenship status in the FBOP computer still reflect Pakistani instead of Canadian (Note:- I would be required to obtain visa to visit Pakistan) .In contrast , the deportation letter received from US Immigration dept, Contained the correct citizenship status of Canada.
At the hindsight, I believe that the FBOP intentionally left the citizenship as Pakistani, so that they could retained me at their facility, while the govt is planning to file new charges against me 3rd time.
Approximately six weeks before my released date on Jan 30 ,2006 I was notified by the FBOP that I was being transferred from Ellenwood , PA to MDC (Metropolitan Detention Centre) in Brooklyn N.Y, it was explained to me, that the purpose of this transfer was in preparation for deportation back to Canada, (after few days, I signed the immigration deportation papers, with my consular Miss Chen).
But immediately after my arriving to MDC Brooklyn, I discovered during a phone call with my family in Montreal, that RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) official had contacted my sister and brother-in-law regarding the whereabouts of my wife and my current situation, there was no explanation given by the RCMP official to the purpose of the call and he left his phone number and asked my wife to call him back immediately, my wife called the RCMP official and left messages in his voice mail. Then the official contacted my brother-in-law again and had asked him to tell my wife not to call again, because there is nothing good nor anything bad.
Meanwhile the AUSA ( United States Attorney) office Investigator and FBI brought me to their office to be interrogated without an attorney present, even AUSA told in the court to the judge on March 16, 2006 that he arranged attorney for me before my arrival from Ellenwood PA to MDC Brooklyn, N.Y, on Transcript; page 11, Transcript line No: 14 to 23.

AUSA:- He (Khalid Awan) was writ in the cause of a grand jury investigation. He clearly had criminal exposure. So to protect his interest I made an application to the duty magistrate for counsel to be appointed.
THE COURT:- Initially he was brought here by a Court to testify before the grand jury?

AUSA:- That is correct, Your Honour.


THE COURT:- When he arrived here, you made arrangements for an attorney to be pointed to request him?

AUSA:- Yes, Your Honour.

This interrogation started with the AUSA office Investigator stating that my family will be arrested in Canada if I refused to answer their questions.
At this point I am certain that my family is in great danger for reasons that I am not aware of. I was scared that my family would be harassed by these people along with the Canadian RCMP official, I strongly believe that the RCMP is doing this intentionally in collaboration with FBI official to further harass me to admit charges, that I never committed.
Without knowledge of the reasons why the Canadian RCMP agency was involved. I was surprised that RCMP official directly approached my family instead of me without proper explanation, and its also shocked for me, that how RCMP got the phone number of my family (because before my arrest, I don’t have any single record in any police dept, of any country).
I was intimated and pushed to the edge during this interrogation, I was determined to provide anything these USA officials wanted to make them happy even is the questions made no sense, because I want them to stop the harassment to my family.
On March 15, 2006 I completed the term of my imprisonment and was to be released from American Custody and deported back to Canada. Before that I was arrested again 3rd time, and charged with providing “material support to a foreign terrorist” and money laundering (to a organization and person, which are not designated by the USA govt and belongs to Sikh religion).
These charges emerged while I was still in prison and without the capability of providing any type of support. It was even difficult for me to get enough financial assistance to pay legal fees. I could not have provided any material support while I was in prison for five years and I could not launder any money because I did not have any.
AUSA filed three counts of indictment against me.

Conspiracy to provide material support.
Provide a material support to the foreign terrorist.
Money laundering to support terrorism.

(Please note, that in my previous case govt charged me for money laundering and fraud from Jan 1999 to 2002 and “its mentioned in the plea-agreement by the AUSA that no further money laundering charges will be brought against defendant from Jan 1999 to April 2002” even then govt indict me for money laundering from 1998 to Nov 2001 (Which is double Jeopardy and violation of 5th Amendment of U.S Constitution.)
In Oct 2006, during pre-trial hearing on the motion’s filed by my attorney the first two counts of my indictment were dismissed by the judge, stating that there is a lack of facts and figures.
After two weeks AUSA re-indicted me again. I believe this is a desperate act of the AUSA to cover up a huge embarrassment . Further this hastily drawn indictment was full of factual errors and creative legal theories.

Since I was first arrested by the American govt, I believe that I have been singled out, isolated and discriminated against primarily because of my race and religion, in addition to the fact that I don’t know any information that the American govt is trying to pressure out of me.

I do not understand the American laws and this is what led to my pleading guilty in the first case. I have difficulty understanding the new charges also.

I have been charged under, section 2339(a) of Title 18 of the United States code, which makes it illegal to provide material support to a foreign terrorist.

Please understand, I am not a terrorist, I do not know any terrorist and I have had no connections with or to any known or unknown terrorist. I have been incarcerated for last 5 years and I had no money to provide or launder.

The law enforcement have in America is pressuring me to provide information to them that I really do not have or know. I am a Canadian Citizen and nearly all of my family is in Canada, including my wife and kids. I don’t know any information to tell them to help their investigation.
Because of this , I am being treated unfairly and my rights under the American constitution are being violated. I am being held here in further detention against my will for crimes which I could have never committed, because I was in prison.

I believe, that I am a victim of the discrimination that was outlined in the July 3, 2006 issue of Time magazine (Page 29, column 3). In this article section 2339(a) & (b) are discussed and criticized “as most suspects are charged under these two sections. However, the justice dept here in America admits that of the more than 218 guilty pleas that it has obtained, most are for minor investigation issues that are uncovered deeding the course of their terrorism investigation. This suggest, according to the article that the Attorney General’s office have is not concerned about the rights or fairness or the manner in which it achieves convictions for the people they arrest. Furthermore, criticizes have noted that one of the patterns to emerge from these domestic prosecutions is that suspect seen too incompetent to carry out the deeds they are accused of. The Deputy Attorney General acknowledges that the Dept of Justice’s goal is “ preventions through prosecution’s” and this is done with no regard for an individual’s rights.

I agree that these guilty of terrorism should be prosecuted . But as the above mentioned article suggest , innocent people should not be targeted because of their race or religion.
I am not a terrorist and I should not be targeted and treated unfairly and unjustly.
I need your assistance desperately in my case, as I believe that I am being treated unjustly here. I would like to send you my attorney’s contact information and provide you with legal documents related to my case, so that you may become more familiar with my situation.

Please also note, that I appeared in the court , for no guilty of my 2nd superseding indictment on Aug 02, 2006 and on Aug 03, 2006 FBOP officials placed me in the SHU (Segregation Housing Unit) out of these months, I placed in the SHU isolation from Aug 03, 2006 to March 6, 2007 for unknown “Pending Investigation” in these 215 days of my segregation and isolation, I don’t have a single phone call access to my family, no legal calls to my attorney and Canadian Council, my legal mail opened in my absence, no medical treatment for my injured shoulder (even I went for hunger strike for 3 and half day) I harassed by the various jail officials and lot of other problems too which already been submitted in the attention of the FBOP higher authorities, but no action taken on them, after writing the court, instead of receiving the response or any action on my complaints, jail officials removed /moved me from MDC federal facility to Nassau County Jail .
My suffering has gone on for far too long, and I need your help to bring my suffering to an end. I want to return home to my family, because my imprisonment was injustice and will remain a great injustice forever.

May God bless you and be with you in your efforts to champion the cause of human rights, and the suffering of innocent prisoners and restore hope, faith and love to peoples all over the world.

Sincerely,

KHALID AWAN
FBOP NO. 50959-054


Alimamy Bakarr SANKOH :


SIERRA LEONE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC LEAGUE

PDL
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PRESS RELEASE. DATE-20 MAY, 2007.

Subject: “VIOLENCE IN SIERRA LEONE IS POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED”.

I have been alarmed by the wave of senseless violence, the vicious circle of attacks and arson that are taking place in southeastern Sierra Leone in the last few months. Scores of acts of vandalism and numerous personal assaults, deaths and destruction of property have been reported.

As concerned citizen aspiring to become the next legitimate President of Sierra Leone, it is incumbent upon me, my supporters and our Organisation, the charismatic Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League (PDL) to demonstrate our opposition to those unprecedented attacks and bloodshed visited on our people in the south-east of the country, and to pressure for the peaceful, transparent, honest and democratic transfer of power through constitutional order.

Since the imposition of dictator Solomon Berewa as flag bearer of the SLPP, Sierra Leone has been hovering on the edge of political chaos. It does not take a sane thinking person to know that the ongoing violence and criminality against our people in the provinces are essentially a political intrigue designed by big party gurus of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), and ruthlessly executed by mercenaries of the former terrorist Liberian United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD), from neighbouring Liberia.

I understand and it is no more a secret that the SLPP has drawn up a list of opponents for liquidation, and that this list includes real opponents of the Tejan Kabbah’s despotism and misrule. For the sake of patriotism and love for the people of Sierra Leone, I urge the dictator Tejan Kabbah/Solomon Berewa to take immediate action to destroy such a list and to abandon the path of violence and terrorism of the Sierra Leonean people as a method to achieve political gains.

The practice of democracy under the dictator Tejan Kabbah/Solomon Berewa’s SLPP is so disgraceful and embarrassing that it not only fails to conform to accepted norms, but also makes the concept a complete mockery in Africa. Sierra Leone is besieged with political miasma where the architects of turmoil hide behind the façade of international instruments to pauperise the people into submission. The eruption of violence in the provinces can only come from big party gurus of the dictator Tejan Kabbah/Solomon Berewa SLPP and with the prior approval and encouragement of foreign powers and instruments hostile to Sierra Leone in particular, and Africa generally. It confirms our position that there is no legitimate authority in the country, and only political prostitutes and gangsters are mushrooming the country as government. It is the deliberate action of the SLPP, organized at the top, which has lead to the outbreak of another violence in the country.

It is intolerable that no Organisation, let alone the United Nations, or African Union or the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has issued a statement condemning this senseless violence used by the dictator Tejan Kabbah/Solomon Berewa SLPP for political ends. It is my belief that, no incitement and condoning of violence can be justified under any circumstances, and that the SLPP, which has intensified its brutal attacks on the constitution, the rights and democratic freedoms of the people of Sierra Leone has now resorted into hiring foreign mercenaries to launch dastardly attacks on our people with the aim of framing-up political opponents. The political objective of the latest attacks is to justify the failures of the SLPP against the people.

Sierra Leoneans are not interested in fighting war again for politicians, and are not willing to be manipulated into rude tribalism. No Sierra Leonean is involved in the violence that has erupted recently in the country. The SLPP knows this very well, and it cannot deny not knowing who are the attackers, and who hired and armed them to do the dirty job. I challenge the SLPP to tell the people of Sierra Leone the whereabouts of the three trucks of arms and ammunitions that were reported missing at the Lungi military garrison late last year. The SLPP should come out with a statement about its knowledge concerning the importation of combat green uniforms that were sent to the south of the country.

I have informed the office of the United Nations Secretary General in New York and the rest of the international community about the political crises and the senseless violence that befell our people. All efforts to highlight these issues to the public have been frustrated by the Labour Government of prime Minister Tony Blair in London and Western diplomats in the region, including the United Nations, which has given its backing to the political gangsterism championed by the dictator Tejan Kabbah/Solomon Berewa SLPP in Freetown. There has been no statement of condemnation of the brutal aggression and occupation of Sierra Leone by Guinean forces; the illegalities of the dictator Tejan Kabbah and the outbreak of new violence that have been perpetrated by the SLPP.

As the violence intensified, with the destruction of lives and property, and desecration of towns and villages, and want to make this appeal to the civilized world, member-states of the UN, AU, ECOWAS, OAS, OIC, NAM, etc to place the question of violence and political instability in Sierra Leone before the United Nations Security Council under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter.

I call for an immediate end to these politically motivated violence and atrocious attacks designed to commence another civil war in Sierra Leone.


Sender:

Alimamy Bakarr Sankoh

Chairman and Leader of the Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League (PDL);
Presidential aspirant for the presidency of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

Complete Innocent Muslim in USA . :

Dear Sir / Madam

I am 46 years old, Canadian citizen and native of Pakistan (muslim). I was an immigration consultant in Canada and as part of my business , I had an office in New York.
During 2001 immediately after the Sept 11, event the US govt arrested me on Oct 25, 2001 on anonymous call, as a material witness for the 9/11 world trade centre terrorist attack. A detail investigation by the FBI and USA Naval intelligence dept was conducted and I was cleared, but even then govt put me in front of Grand jury , and I was cleared and the case was dismissed by the Grand jury of the US Federal Court .
Approximately after 2 weeks , before I was released from custody the US Govt imposed a new charges of Fraud and money laundering , under the advice of my attorney , I pleaded guilty and I was sentenced to prison for five years (which was four years more, what I pleaded). In which I had already spent 3 years in Detention jail, during the case , I had about 14 months left to finishing my sentence ,(instead of appealing, I preferred to applied for Treaty Transfer to Canada, because if the case is in the appeal, defendant is not eligible for transfer back to his home country).
While at prison, I learned from the case manager Miss Mause, that my citizen was incorrect in the FBOP’s (Federal Bureau of Prison) computer system as Pakistani instead of Canadian.
Its important to note , that all of my Canadian identifications (passport , citizenship card , S.I.N , Health card , Driving license etc) were under FBI’s possession, with a great deal of concern, I wrote a letter to the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo, N.Y to notify such mistake and requested them to fix this problem. This is especially important for Treaty Transfer back to Canada.
The Canadian Consulate official sent a letter to the jail to correct my citizenship status, however FBOP ignored the request and the citizenship status in the FBOP computer still reflect Pakistani instead of Canadian (Note:- I would be required to obtain visa to visit Pakistan) .In contrast , the deportation letter received from US Immigration dept, Contained the correct citizenship status of Canada.
At the hindsight, I believe that the FBOP intentionally left the citizenship as Pakistani, so that they could retained me at their facility, while the govt is planning to file new charges against me 3rd time.
Approximately six weeks before my released date on Jan 30 ,2006 I was notified by the FBOP that I was being transferred from Ellenwood , PA to MDC (Metropolitan Detention Centre) in Brooklyn N.Y, it was explained to me, that the purpose of this transfer was in preparation for deportation back to Canada, (after few days, I signed the immigration deportation papers, with my consular Miss Chen).
But immediately after my arriving to MDC Brooklyn, I discovered during a phone call with my family in Montreal, that RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) official had contacted my sister and brother-in-law regarding the whereabouts of my wife and my current situation, there was no explanation given by the RCMP official to the purpose of the call and he left his phone number and asked my wife to call him back immediately, my wife called the RCMP official and left messages in his voice mail. Then the official contacted my brother-in-law again and had asked him to tell my wife not to call again, because there is nothing good nor anything bad.
Meanwhile the AUSA ( United States Attorney) office Investigator and FBI brought me to their office to be interrogated without an attorney present, even AUSA told in the court to the judge on March 16, 2006 that he arranged attorney for me before my arrival from Ellenwood PA to MDC Brooklyn, N.Y, on Transcript; page 11, Transcript line No: 14 to 23.

AUSA:- He (Khalid Awan) was writ in the cause of a grand jury investigation. He clearly had criminal exposure. So to protect his interest I made an application to the duty magistrate for counsel to be appointed.
THE COURT:- Initially he was brought here by a Court to testify before the grand jury?

AUSA:- That is correct, Your Honour.


THE COURT:- When he arrived here, you made arrangements for an attorney to be pointed to request him?

AUSA:- Yes, Your Honour.

This interrogation started with the AUSA office Investigator stating that my family will be arrested in Canada if I refused to answer their questions.
At this point I am certain that my family is in great danger for reasons that I am not aware of. I was scared that my family would be harassed by these people along with the Canadian RCMP official, I strongly believe that the RCMP is doing this intentionally in collaboration with FBI official to further harass me to admit charges, that I never committed.
Without knowledge of the reasons why the Canadian RCMP agency was involved. I was surprised that RCMP official directly approached my family instead of me without proper explanation, and its also shocked for me, that how RCMP got the phone number of my family (because before my arrest, I don’t have any single record in any police dept, of any country).
I was intimated and pushed to the edge during this interrogation, I was determined to provide anything these USA officials wanted to make them happy even is the questions made no sense, because I want them to stop the harassment to my family.
On March 15, 2006 I completed the term of my imprisonment and was to be released from American Custody and deported back to Canada. Before that I was arrested again 3rd time, and charged with providing “material support to a foreign terrorist” and money laundering (to a organization and person, which are not designated by the USA govt and belongs to Sikh religion).
These charges emerged while I was still in prison and without the capability of providing any type of support. It was even difficult for me to get enough financial assistance to pay legal fees. I could not have provided any material support while I was in prison for five years and I could not launder any money because I did not have any.
AUSA filed three counts of indictment against me.

Conspiracy to provide material support.
Provide a material support to the foreign terrorist.
Money laundering to support terrorism.

(Please note, that in my previous case govt charged me for money laundering and fraud from Jan 1999 to 2002 and “its mentioned in the plea-agreement by the AUSA that no further money laundering charges will be brought against defendant from Jan 1999 to April 2002” even then govt indict me for money laundering from 1998 to Nov 2001 (Which is double Jeopardy and violation of 5th Amendment of U.S Constitution.)
In Oct 2006, during pre-trial hearing on the motion’s filed by my attorney the first two counts of my indictment were dismissed by the judge, stating that there is a lack of facts and figures.
After two weeks AUSA re-indicted me again. I believe this is a desperate act of the AUSA to cover up a huge embarrassment . Further this hastily drawn indictment was full of factual errors and creative legal theories.

Since I was first arrested by the American govt, I believe that I have been singled out, isolated and discriminated against primarily because of my race and religion, in addition to the fact that I don’t know any information that the American govt is trying to pressure out of me.

I do not understand the American laws and this is what led to my pleading guilty in the first case. I have difficulty understanding the new charges also.

I have been charged under, section 2339(a) of Title 18 of the United States code, which makes it illegal to provide material support to a foreign terrorist.

Please understand, I am not a terrorist, I do not know any terrorist and I have had no connections with or to any known or unknown terrorist. I have been incarcerated for last 5 years and I had no money to provide or launder.

The law enforcement have in America is pressuring me to provide information to them that I really do not have or know. I am a Canadian Citizen and nearly all of my family is in Canada, including my wife and kids. I don’t know any information to tell them to help their investigation.
Because of this , I am being treated unfairly and my rights under the American constitution are being violated. I am being held here in further detention against my will for crimes which I could have never committed, because I was in prison.

I believe, that I am a victim of the discrimination that was outlined in the July 3, 2006 issue of Time magazine (Page 29, column 3). In this article section 2339(a) & (b) are discussed and criticized “as most suspects are charged under these two sections. However, the justice dept here in America admits that of the more than 218 guilty pleas that it has obtained, most are for minor investigation issues that are uncovered deeding the course of their terrorism investigation. This suggest, according to the article that the Attorney General’s office have is not concerned about the rights or fairness or the manner in which it achieves convictions for the people they arrest. Furthermore, criticizes have noted that one of the patterns to emerge from these domestic prosecutions is that suspect seen too incompetent to carry out the deeds they are accused of. The Deputy Attorney General acknowledges that the Dept of Justice’s goal is “ preventions through prosecution’s” and this is done with no regard for an individual’s rights.

I agree that these guilty of terrorism should be prosecuted . But as the above mentioned article suggest , innocent people should not be targeted because of their race or religion.
I am not a terrorist and I should not be targeted and treated unfairly and unjustly.
I need your assistance desperately in my case, as I believe that I am being treated unjustly here. I would like to send you my attorney’s contact information and provide you with legal documents related to my case, so that you may become more familiar with my situation.

Please also note, that I appeared in the court , for no guilty of my 2nd superseding indictment on Aug 02, 2006 and on Aug 03, 2006 FBOP officials placed me in the SHU (Segregation Housing Unit) out of these months, I placed in the SHU isolation from Aug 03, 2006 to March 6, 2007 for unknown “Pending Investigation” in these 215 days of my segregation and isolation, I don’t have a single phone call access to my family, no legal calls to my attorney and Canadian Council, my legal mail opened in my absence, no medical treatment for my injured shoulder (even I went for hunger strike for 3 and half day) I harassed by the various jail officials and lot of other problems too which already been submitted in the attention of the FBOP higher authorities, but no action taken on them, after writing the court, instead of receiving the response or any action on my complaints, jail officials removed /moved me from MDC federal facility to Nassau County Jail .
My suffering has gone on for far too long, and I need your help to bring my suffering to an end. I want to return home to my family, because my imprisonment was injustice and will remain a great injustice forever.

May God bless you and be with you in your efforts to champion the cause of human rights, and the suffering of innocent prisoners and restore hope, faith and love to peoples all over the world.

Sincerely,

KHALID AWAN
FBOP NO. 50959-054

A voice of innocent :

Canadian / Pakistani Khalid Q Awan Facing Unjustice .

Khalid Q Awan detainee is now facing different preplanned, Fabricated charges in NewYork USA during his jail period,Khalid Awan is now looking forward your special attention and help towards this case for saving his innocent life. As we know, he is innocent and you can do further correspondence with him in detention centre NewYork USA and his attorney Khuram and Maher LLP NewYork to find out the reality and truth, and to bring the reality in front of the world that no innocent face that kind of the situation in future.
Khalid Q Awan detainee himself disagree with the charges imposed on him by the FBI, The charges are not related with him by all means. How can be possible a person in jail /custody since 9/11 now become terrorist while he proved not guilty in the same court in the past. So he is looking forward your help to get the justice and Clear and fair investigation in these imposed fabricated charges. It is possible with the involvement of the organizations like your’s, so that the innocent will come back to his normal life This is the mission of the human rights commission that innocents to be protected in all over the world from injustice ,and illegal Custody.
As by the press reports and by governments officials, In the court room only FBI representatives and some press reporters were present and no one else was there to see what is going over.

Help requested from high officials in Canada, U.S.A, and UNO & also from the NGOS who work for the human rights in all over the world.
Once again the request for find out the truth and reality in the above case.
With best wishes and regards
The sisters and whole family of Khalid Q Awan from Canada.
The court will announce a decision on 26 may 2007.


Dear Sir / Madam

I am 46 years old, Canadian citizen and native of Pakistan (Muslim). I was an immigration consultant in Canada and as part of my business , I had an office in New York.
During 2001 immediately after the Sept 11, event the US govt arrested me on Oct 25, 2001 on anonymous call, as a material witness for the 9/11 world trade centre terrorist attack. A detail investigation by the FBI and USA Naval intelligence dept was conducted and I was cleared, but even then govt put me in front of Grand jury , and I was cleared and the case was dismissed by the Grand jury of the US Federal Court .
Approximately after 2 weeks , before I was released from custody the US Govt imposed a new charges of Fraud and money laundering , under the advice of my attorney , I pleaded guilty and I was sentenced to prison for five years (which was four years more, what I pleaded). In which I had already spent 3 years in Detention jail, during the case , I had about 14 months left to finishing my sentence ,(instead of appealing, I preferred to applied for Treaty Transfer to Canada, because if the case is in the appeal, defendant is not eligible for transfer back to his home country).
While at prison, I learned from the case manager Miss Mause, that my citizen was incorrect in the FBOP’s (Federal Bureau of Prison) computer system as Pakistani instead of Canadian.
Its important to note , that all of my Canadian identifications (passport , citizenship card , S.I.N , Health card Driving license etc) were under FBI’s possession, with a great deal of concern, I wrote a letter to the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo, N.Y to notify such mistake and requested them to fix this problem. This is especially important for Treaty Transfer back to Canada.
The Canadian Consulate official sent a letter to the jail to correct my citizenship status, however FBOP ignored the request and the citizenship status in the FBOP computer still reflect Pakistani instead of Canadian (Note:- I would be required to obtain visa to visit Pakistan) .In contrast , the deportation letter received from US Immigration dept, Contained the correct citizenship status of Canada.
At the hindsight, I believe that the FBOP intentionally left the citizenship as Pakistani, so that they could retained me at their facility, while the govt is planning to file new charges against me 3rd time.
Approximately six weeks before my released date on Jan 30 ,2006 I was notified by the FBOP that I was being transferred from Ellenwood , PA to MDC (Metropolitan Detention Centre) in Brooklyn N.Y, it was explained to me, that the purpose of this transfer was in preparation for deportation back to Canada, (after few days, I signed the immigration deportation papers, with my consular Miss Chen).
But immediately after my arriving to MDC Brooklyn, I discovered during a phone call with my family in Montreal, that RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) official had contacted my sister and brother-in-law regarding the whereabouts of my wife and my current situation, there was no explanation given by the RCMP official to the purpose of the call and he left his phone number and asked my wife to call him back immediately, my wife called the RCMP official and left messages in his voice mail. Then the official contacted my brother-in-law again and had asked him to tell my wife not to call again, because there is nothing good nor anything bad.
Meanwhile the AUSA ( United States Attorney) office Investigator and FBI brought me to their office to be interrogated without an attorney present, even AUSA told in the court to the judge on March 16, 2006 that he arranged attorney for me before my arrival from Ellenwood PA to MDC Brooklyn, N.Y, on Transcript; page 11, Transcript line No: 14 to 23.

AUSA:- He (Khalid Awan) was writ in the cause of a grand jury investigation. He clearly had criminal exposure. So to protect his interest I made an application to the duty magistrate for counsel to be appointed.
THE COURT:- Initially he was brought here by a Court to testify before the grand jury?

AUSA:- That is correct, Your Honour.


THE COURT:- When he arrived here, you made arrangements for an attorney to be pointed to request him?

AUSA:- Yes, Your Honour.

This interrogation started with the AUSA office Investigator stating that my family will be arrested in Canada if I refused to answer their questions.
At this point I am certain that my family is in great danger for reasons that I am not aware of. I was scared that my family would be harassed by these people along with the Canadian RCMP official, I strongly believe that the RCMP is doing this intentionally in collaboration with FBI official to further harass me to admit charges, that I never committed.
Without knowledge of the reasons why the Canadian RCMP agency was involved. I was surprised that RCMP official directly approached my family instead of me without proper explanation, and its also shocked for me, that how RCMP got the phone number of my family (because before my arrest, I don’t have any single record in any police dept, of any country).
I was intimated and pushed to the edge during this interrogation, I was determined to provide anything these USA officials wanted to make them happy even is the questions made no sense, because I want them to stop the harassment to my family.
On March 15, 2006 I completed the term of my imprisonment and was to be released from American Custody and deported back to Canada. Before that I was arrested again 3rd time, and charged with providing “material support to a foreign terrorist” and money laundering (to a organization and person, which are not designated by the USA govt and belongs to Sikh religion).
These charges emerged while I was still in prison and without the capability of providing any type of support. It was even difficult for me to get enough financial assistance to pay legal fees. I could not have provided any material support while I was in prison for five years and I could not launder any money because I did not have any.
AUSA filed three counts of indictment against me.

Conspiracy to provide material support.
Provide a material support to the foreign terrorist.
Money laundering to support terrorism.

(Please note, that in my previous case govt charged me for money laundering and fraud from Jan 1999 to 2002 and “its mentioned in the plea-agreement by the AUSA that no further money laundering charges will be brought against defendant from Jan 1999 to April 2002” even then govt indict me for money laundering from 1998 to Nov 2001 (Which is double Jeopardy and violation of 5th Amendment of U.S Constitution.)
In Oct 2006, during pre-trial hearing on the motion’s filed by my attorney the first two counts of my indictment were dismissed by the judge, stating that there is a lack of facts and figures.
After two weeks AUSA re-indicted me again. I believe this is a desperate act of the AUSA to cover up a huge embarrassment . Further this hastily drawn indictment was full of factual errors and creative legal theories.

Since I was first arrested by the American govt, I believe that I have been singled out, isolated and discriminated against primarily because of my race and religion, in addition to the fact that I don’t know any information that the American govt is trying to pressure out of me.

I do not understand the American laws and this is what led to my pleading guilty in the first case. I have difficulty understanding the new charges also.

I have been charged under, section 2339(a) of Title 18 of the United States code, which makes it illegal to provide material support to a foreign terrorist.

Please understand, I am not a terrorist, I do not know any terrorist and I have had no connections with or to any known or unknown terrorist. I have been incarcerated for last 5 years and I had no money to provide or launder.

The law enforcement have in America is pressuring me to provide information to them that I really do not have or know. I am a Canadian Citizen and nearly all of my family is in Canada, including my wife and kids. I don’t know any information to tell them to help their investigation.
Because of this , I am being treated unfairly and my rights under the American constitution are being violated. I am being held here in further detention against my will for crimes which I could have never committed, because I was in prison.

I believe, that I am a victim of the discrimination that was outlined in the July 3, 2006 issue of Time magazine (Page 29, column 3). In this article section 2339(a) & (b) are discussed and criticized “as most suspects are charged under these two sections. However, the justice dept here in America admits that of the more than 218 guilty pleas that it has obtained, most are for minor investigation issues that are uncovered deeding the course of their terrorism investigation. This suggest, according to the article that the Attorney General’s office have is not concerned about the rights or fairness or the manner in which it achieves convictions for the people they arrest. Furthermore, criticizes have noted that one of the patterns to emerge from these domestic prosecutions is that suspect seen too incompetent to carry out the deeds they are accused of. The Deputy Attorney General acknowledges that the Dept of Justice’s goal is “ preventions through prosecution’s” and this is done with no regard for an individual’s rights.

I agree that these guilty of terrorism should be prosecuted . But as the above mentioned article suggest , innocent people should not be targeted because of their race or religion.
I am not a terrorist and I should not be targeted and treated unfairly and unjustly.
I need your assistance desperately in my case, as I believe that I am being treated unjustly here. I would like to send you my attorney’s contact information and provide you with legal documents related to my case, so that you may become more familiar with my situation.

Please also note, that I appeared in the court , for no guilty of my 2nd superseding indictment on Aug 02, 2006 and on Aug 03, 2006 FBOP officials placed me in the SHU (Segregation Housing Unit) out of these months, I placed in the SHU isolation from Aug 03, 2006 to March 6, 2007 for unknown “Pending Investigation” in these 215 days of my segregation and isolation, I don’t have a single phone call access to my family, no legal calls to my attorney and Canadian Council, my legal mail opened in my absence, no medical treatment for my injured shoulder (even I went for hunger strike for 3 and half day) I harassed by the various jail officials and lot of other problems too which already been submitted in the attention of the FBOP higher authorities, but no action taken on them, after writing the court, instead of receiving the response or any action on my complaints, jail officials removed /moved me from MDC federal facility to Nassau County Jail .
My suffering has gone on for far too long, and I need your help to bring my suffering to an end. I want to return home to my family, because my imprisonment was injustice and will remain a great injustice forever.

May God bless you and be with you in your efforts to champion the cause of human rights, and the suffering of innocent prisoners and restore hope, faith and love to peoples all over the world.

Sincerely,

KHALID AWAN
FBOP NO. 50959-054


SAIMA OMAR :

I, Saima Omar, know Mr. Khalid Awan personally. He is my dearest cousin and i know and strongly beleive that he is an innocent person. He is not a terrrorist and can never be like that. He is person who always prefered to helpe others only for good. He can not help/assist anyone for any bad work like terrorism. I am always available to explain him to anywhere in the world. US attorney and any other investigation authority related to this case can connect me on my email. I can provide my other contact info after receiving email from the concernd authority.
Furthermore, i would request to request all human rights departments to help us in this matter to resolve this issue so that we can meet our dearest brother. I just want to assure you that if he were a wrong person in any manner, i would never be writing any single word here favoring him. I know he has become a target because of race and religion. I beleive in God and all human rights department to help us in this matter. Saima Omar

SAIMA OMAR :

I, Saima Omar, know Mr. Khalid Awan personally. He is my dearest cousin and i know and strongly beleive that he is an innocent person. He is not a terrrorist and can never be like that. He is person who always prefered to helpe others only for good. He can not help/assist anyone for any bad work like terrorism. I am always available to explain him to anywhere in the world. US attorney and any other investigation authority related to this case can connect me on my email. I can provide my other contact info after receiving email from the concernd authority.
Furthermore, i would request to request all human rights departments to help us in this matter to resolve this issue so that we can meet our dearest brother. I just want to assure you that if he were a wrong person in any manner, i would never be writing any single word here favoring him. I know he has become a target because of race and religion. I beleive in God and all human rights department to help us in this matter. Saima Omar

Sierra Leone People's Democratic League (PDL) :


SIERRA LEONE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC LEAGEUE

PDL

PUBLIC STATEMENT 14TH. MAY 2007.

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SUBJECT: ‘GUINEAN MILITARY ON THE RAMPAGE IN SIERRA LEONE!

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Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose—and you allow him to make war at pleasure.

Abraham Lincoln.


On Sunday, 13th May 2007, at mid-day there was rampant shooting at the Sierra Leonean occupied Town of Yenga and its surrounding towns and villages, occupied by the Guinean dictator Lansana Conte’s forces of aggression. Sierra Leoneans who managed to flew the areas complaints of heavy firing involving the occupying Guinean army, who were singing war songs in what they referred to as “solidarity with their Guinean brothers”, who are currently fighting a battle in disguise to topple the legitimate Government of Prime Minister Lansana Kouyateh in Conakry. It was also gathered that one pregnant woman was killed in the gun firing as she was on labour pains.
The Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League (PDL) make this public statement to expose this latest terrorist attack against our people; to condemn the dictator Lansana Conte’s murderous, subversive and cancerous enclave, and call upon governments, the media and people with a sense of justice to join together to condemn the unending aggression and brutal occupation of Eastern Sierra Leone by the Guinean army. We call also for the international civilized community to exert pressure on the Bush Administration in Washington to close its secret prison dungeons in our country, and to cease its support for the killer dictator in Conakry.

The Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League (PDL) reiterate its support for the legitimate, moral and progressive Government of Prime Minister Lansana Kouyateh in Conakry and warns the Guinean army to respect the Constitution of the republic of Guinea, which they swore to defend. We warn the Guinean army to stop the ongoing killings, intimidation and looting, and to respect the wish and aspirations of the Guinean people, for peace, freedom and democratic good governance under Prime Minister Kouyateh. We believe any complaint the Guinean army must channel it through peaceful and dignified approach, and not the primitive way.

The ongoing Guinean army terrorism in Conakry and other towns in the country is an attempt to abort the wish and aspirations of the Guinean people. It is a carefully organized cunning tactics designed to vent out grudges against the Guinean population, which has rejected the inactive and insensitive leadership of Lansana Conte. It is also an attempt to impose a military junta on Guinea.
We take this opportunity to remind the Guinean army that their actions, which include attacking and killing peaceful citizens, looting property, breaking law and public order constitute blatant challenge to peace and democracy of humankind. The harassment, threat and violence against the Guinean people must end. The aggression and brutal occupation of Sierra Leone must end immediately with no condition attached. We call upon governments of all countries and the media to join together to uphold justice and conscience, condemn the dictator Lansana Conte’s and his followers' illegal persecution and acts of terrorism, and threats to regional peace and security, and make a thorough investigation into the shooting that took place in the occupied areas of Sierra Leone. Let us end this madness; and end International Terrorism.
The shooting incident in Sierra Leone only confirms our concern over the unending aggression and brutal occupation of our country, and we want to share that concern with the international civilized community. It also confirms the power vacuum in Sierra Leone and the weakness of the Sierra Leonean Army to defend its territorial integrity, and instill discipline to any foreign aggression force.
The Guinean army has carried out a series of murderous attacks on Sierra Leone. Humanity is witnessing the unleashing of mayhem and other heinous crime on Africans in Sierra Leone and Guinea, by a gang of mafia politicians in the sub-region, supported by the USA and the European Union. As a Government in waiting, the Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League (PDL) is obliged to resist, to reveal the truth, and to condemn these acts of genocide committed against the African nation.
In our opinion, the United Nations undiplomatic miscalculation is one international hypocrisy and double standard that encourage the Guinean military adventurism in Sierra Leone.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has become another cheap pawn in the Tejan Kabbah’s rude dictatorship. Recent comments by Mr. Moon on the so-called elections in Sierra Leone constitute the worst act of defiance toward the wish and aspirations of the Sierra Leonean people, and efforts leading to peaceful, non-violence, honest, transparent and democratic elections, as well as toward the birth of a legitimate Government of the people, by the people, for the happiness of the people. Such an act must not be condoned under any circumstances in light of democracy, rule of law, justice, peace, freedom and development.
We congratulate the people of Guinea, the trade unions, labour force, human rights’ groups, community leaders and political groups for rallying behind their Government, under Prime Minister Lansana Kouyateh. We also congratulate the Guinean people for their resolve to resist any attempt by the dictator Lansana Conte to usurp power, by hiding behind the cover of the Guinean military. Our African brothers and sisters in Guinea have demonstrated to the world that nothing is precious in life than freedom and dignity, and that a unified mass organisarion is mightier that the arrogance of any dictatorship.
We implore members of the Guinean army in and outside their country not to become pawns of those who seek to destroy Africa and its sons and daughters. We appeal to the Guinean army not allow themselves to be drawn down the road of senseless mayhem against their own people, and not to do anything to hurt their neighbours.


The struggle of the Guinean people is our struggle!

The struggle for the peace, dignity and integrity of Sierra Leone is a sine qua non for development in the Mano River Union (MRU)!

We reiterate our naturally acclaimed demand for an immediate withdrawal of all Guinean troops out of Sierra Leone!


Sender:

Alimamy Bakarr Sankoh

Chairman and Leader of the Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League (PDL);
Presidential Aspirant.

For and on behalf of the PDL.

KHALID Q AWAN :

A OPEN LETTER TO THE UNITED NATION SECRETARY GENERAL
TO,
THE UN SECRETARY GENERAL
UNITED NATIONS.

I am 46 years old, Canadian citizen and native of Pakistan (muslim). I was an immigration consultant in Canada and as part of my business , I had an office in New York.
During 2001 immediately after the Sept 11, event the US govt arrested me on Oct 25, 2001 on anonymous call, as a material witness for the 9/11 world trade centre terrorist attack. A detail investigation by the FBI and USA Naval intelligence dept was conducted and I was cleared, but even then govt put me in front of Grand jury , and I was cleared and the case was dismissed by the Grand jury of the US Federal Court .
Approximately after 2 weeks , before I was released from custody the US Govt imposed a new charges of Fraud and money laundering , under the advice of my attorney , I pleaded guilty and I was sentenced to prison for five years (which was four years more, what I pleaded). In which I had already spent 3 years in Detention jail, during the case , I had about 14 months left to finishing my sentence ,(instead of appealing, I preferred to applied for Treaty Transfer to Canada, because if the case is in the appeal, defendant is not for transfer back to his home country).
While at prison, I learned from the case manager Miss Mause, that my citizen was incorrect in the FBOP’s (Federal Bureau of Prison) computer system as Pakistani instead of Canadian.
Its important to note , that all of my Canadian identifications (passport , citizenship card , S.I.N , Health card , Driving license etc) were under FBI’s possession, with a great deal of concern, I wrote a letter to the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo, N.Y to notify such mistake and requested them to fix this problem. This is especially important for Treaty Transfer back to Canada.
The Canadian Consulate official sent a letter to the jail to correct my citizenship status, however FBOP ignored the request and the citizenship status in the FBOP computer still reflect Pakistani instead of Canadian (Note:- I would be required to obtain visa to visit Pakistan) .In contrast , the deportation letter received from US Immigration dept, Contained the correct citizenship status of Canada.
At the hind sight, I believe that the FBOP intentionally left the citizenship as Pakistani, so that they could retained me at their facility, while the govt is planning to file new at their facility, while the govt is planning to file new charges against me 3rd time.
Approximately six weeks before my released date on Jan 30 ,2006 I was notified by the FBOP that I was being transferred from Allen wood , PA to MDC (Metropolitan Detention Centre) in Brooklyn N.Y, it was explained to me, that the purpose of this transfer was in preparation for deportation back to Canada, (after few days, I signed the immigration deportation papers, with my consular Miss Chen).
But immediately after arriving to MDC Brooklyn, I discovered during a phone call with my family in Montreal, that RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) official had contacted my sister and brother-in-law regarding the whereabouts of my wife and my current situation, there was no explanation given by the RCMP official to the purpose of the call and he left his phone number and asked my wife to call him back immediately, my wife called the RCMP official and left messages in his voice mail. Then the official contacted my brother-in-law again and had asked him to tell my wife not to call again, because there is nothing good nor anything bad.
Meanwhile the AUSA (ASH United States Attorney) office Investigator and FBI brought me to their office to be interrogated and FBI brought me to their office to be interrogated without an attorney present, even AUSA told in the court to the judge on March 16, 2006 that he arranged attorney for me, on Transcript; page 11, Transcript page no 14 to 23.

AUSA:- He (Khalid Awan) was write in the cause of a grand jury investigation. He clearly had criminal exposure. So to protect his interest I made an application to the duty magistrate for counsel to be appointed.

THE COURT:- Initially he was brought here by a Court to testify before the grand jury?

AUSA:- That is correct, Your Honour.


THE COURT:- When he arrived here, you made arrangements for an attorney to be pointed to request him?

AUSA:- Yes, Your Honour.

This interrogation started with the AUSA office Investigator stating that my family will be arrested in Canada if I refused to answer their questions.
At this point I am certain that my family is in great danger for reasons that I am not aware of. I was scared that my family would be harassed by these people along with the Canadian RCMP official, I strongly believe that the RCMP is doing this intentionally in collaboration with FBI official to further harass me to admit charges, that I never committed.
Without knowledge of the reasons why the Canadian RCMP agency was involved. I was surprised that RCMP official directly approached my family instead of me without proper explanation, and its also shocked for me, that how RCMP got the phone number of my family (because before my arrest, I don’t have any single record in any police dept, of any country).
I was intimated and pushed to the edge during this interrogation, I was determined to provide anything these USA officials wanted to make them happy even is the questions made no sense, because I want them to stop the harassment to my family.
On March 15, 2006 I completed the term of imprisonment and was to be released from American Custody and deported back to Canada. Before that I was arrested again 3rd time charged without providing “material support to a foreign terrorist” and money laundering (to a organization and person, which are not designed by the USA govt).
These charges emerged while I was still in prison and without the capability of providing any type of support. It was even difficult for me to get enough financial assistance to pay legal fees. I could not have provided any material support while I was in prison for five years and I could not launder any money because I did not have any.
AUSA filed three counts of indictment against me.

Conspiracy to provide material support.
Provide a material support to the foreign terrorist.
Money laundering to support terrorism.

(Please note, that in my previous case govt charged me for money laundering and fraud from Jan 1999 to 2002 and “its mentioned in the plea-agreement by the AUSA that no further money laundering charges will be brought against defendant from Jan 1999 to April 2002” even then govt indict me for money laundering from 1998 to Nov 2001 (Which is double Jeopardy and violation of 5th Amendment of U.S Constitution.)
In Oct 2006, during pre-trial hearing on the motion’s filed by my attorney the first two counts of my indictment were dismissed by the judge, stating that there is a lack of facts and figures.
After two weeks AUSA re-indicted me again. I believe this is a desperate act of the AUSA to cover up a huge embarrassment . Further this hastily drawn indictment was full of factual errors and creative legal theories.
Since I was first arrested by the American govt, I believe that I have been signed out, isolated and discriminated against primarily because of my race and religion, in addition to the fact that I don’t know any information that the American govt is trying to pressure out of me.
I do not understand the American laws and this is what led to my pleading guilty in the first case. I have difficulty understanding the new charges also.
I have been charged under, section 2339(a) of Title 18 of the United States code, which makes it illegal to provide material support to a foreign terrorist.
Please understand, I am not a terrorist, I do not know any terrorist and I have had no connections with or to any known or unknown terrorist. I have been incarcerated for last 5 years and I had no money to provide or launder.
The law enforcement have in America is pressuring me to provide information to them that I really do not have or know. I am a Canadian Citizen and nearly all of my family is in Canada, including my wife and kids. I don’t know any information to tell them to help their investigation.
Because of this , I am being treated unfairly and my rights under the American constitution are being violated. I am being held here in further detention against my will for crimes which I could have never committed, because I was in prison.
I believe, that I am a victim of the discrimination that was outlined in the July 3, 2006 issue of Time magazine (Page 29, column 3). In this article section 2339(a) & (b) are discussed and criticized “as most suspects are charged under these two sections. However, the justice dept here in America admits that of the more than 218 guilty pleas that it has obtained, most are for minor investigation issues that are uncovered deeding the course of their terrorism investigation. This suggest, according to the article that the Attorney General’s office have is not concerned about the rights or fairness or the manner in which it achieves convictions for the people they arrest. Furthermore, criticizes have noted that one of the patterns to emerge from these domestic prosecutions is that suspect seen too incompetent to carry out the deeds they are accused of. The Deputy Attorney General acknowledges that the Dept of Justice’s goal is “ preventions through prosecution’s” and this is done with no regard for an individual’s rights.
I agree that these guilty of terrorism should be prosecuted . But as the above mentioned article suggest , innocent people should not be targeted because of their race or religion.
I am not a terrorist and I should not be targeted and treated unfairly and unjustly.
I need your assistance desperately in my case, as I believe that I am being treated unjustly here. I would like to send you my attorney’s contact information and provide you with legal documents related to my case, so that you may become more familiar with my situation.
Please also note, that I appeared in the court , for no guilty of my 2nd superseding indictment on Aug 3, 2006 to March 6, 2007 FBOP officials placed me in the SHU (Segregation Housing Unit) out of these months, I placed in the SHU isolation from Jan 2, 2007 to March 6, 2007 for unknown “Pending Investigation” in these 215 days of my segregation and isolation, I don’t have a single phone call access to my family, no legal calls to my attorney and Canadian Council, my legal mail opened in my absence, no medical treatment for my injured shoulder (even I went for hunger strike for 3 and half day) I harassed by the various jail officials and lot of other problems too which already been submitted in the attention of the FBOP higher authorities, but no action taken on them, after writing the court, instead of receiving the response or any action on my complaints, jail officials removed /moved me from MDC federal facility to Nassau County Jail .
My suffering has gone on for far too long, and I need your help to bring my suffering to an end. I want to return home to my family .
May God bless you and be with you in your efforts to champion the cause of human rights, and the suffering of innocent prisoners and restore hope, faith and love to peoples all over the world.

Sincerely,

KHALID AWAN
FBOP NO. 50959-054

Arshad malik :

Canadian / Pakistani Khalid Q Awan Facing High-level Unjustice IN USA since 9/11.
Khalid Awan is not a man of these kinds witch imposed upon him by FBI.

Khalid Q Awan detainee is now facing different preplanned, Fabricated charges in NewYork USA during his jail period,Khalid Awan is now looking forward your special attention and help towards this case for saving his innocent life. As we know, he is innocent and you can do further correspondence with him in detention centre NewYork USA and his attorney Khuram and Maher LLP NewYork to find out the reality and truth, and to bring the reality in front of the world that no innocent face that kind of the situation in future.
Khalid Q Awan detainee himself disagree with the charges imposed on him by the FBI, The charges are not related with him by all means. How can be possible a person in jail /custody since 9/11 now become terrorist while he proved not guilty in the same court in the past. So he is looking forward your help to get the justice and Clear and fair investigation in these imposed fabricated charges. It is possible with the involvement of the organizations like your’s, so that the innocent will come back to his normal life This is the mission of the human rights commission that innocents to be protected in all over the world from injustice ,and illegal Custody.
As by the press reports and by governments officials, In the court room only FBI representatives and some press reporters were present and no one else was there to see what is going over.Help requested from high officials in Canada,Pakistan, U.S.A, and UNO & also from the NGOS,Amnesty International, International court of Justice,AND The PRESIDANT BUSH, who work for the human rights in all over the world.
Once again the request for find out the truth and reality in the above case.
With best wishes and regards
The sisters and whole family of Khalid Q Awan from Canada and Pakistan .


The court will announce a decision on 26 may 2007.


Dear Sir or Madam
I am 46 years old, Canadian citizen and native of Pakistan (Muslim). I was an immigration consultant in Canada and as part of my business , I had an office in New York.
During 2001 immediately after the Sept 11, event the US govt arrested me on Oct 25, 2001 on anonymous call, as a material witness for the 9/11 world trade centre terrorist attack. A detail investigation by the FBI and USA Naval intelligence dept was conducted and I was cleared, but even then govt put me in front of Grand jury , and I was cleared and the case was dismissed by the Grand jury of the US Federal Court .
Approximately after 2 weeks , before I was released from custody the US Govt imposed a new charges of Fraud and money laundering , under the advice of my attorney , I pleaded guilty and I was sentenced to prison for five years (which was four years more, what I pleaded). In which I had already spent 3 years in Detention jail, during the case , I had about 14 months left to finishing my sentence ,(instead of appealing, I preferred to applied for Treaty Transfer to Canada, because if the case is in the appeal, defendant is not for transfer back to his home country).
While at prison, I learned from the case manager Miss Mause, that my citizen was incorrect in the FBOP’s (Federal Bureau of Prison) computer system as Pakistani instead of Canadian.
Its important to note , that all of my Canadian identifications (passport , citizenship card , S.I.N , Health card , Driving license etc) were under FBI’s possession, with a great deal of concern, I wrote a letter to the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo, N.Y to notify such mistake and requested them to fix this problem. This is especially important for Treaty Transfer back to Canada.
The Canadian Consulate official sent a letter to the jail to correct my citizenship status, however FBOP ignored the request and the citizenship status in the FBOP computer still reflect Pakistani instead of Canadian (Note:- I would be required to obtain visa to visit Pakistan) .In contrast , the deportation letter received from US Immigration dept, Contained the correct citizenship status of Canada.
At the hind sight, I believe that the FBOP intentionally left the citizenship as Pakistani, so that they could retained me at their facility, while the govt is planning to file new at their facility, while the govt is planning to file new charges against me 3rd time.
Approximately six weeks before my released date on Jan 30 ,2006 I was notified by the FBOP that I was being transferred from Allen wood , PA to MDC (Metropolitan Detention Centre) in Brooklyn N.Y, it was explained to me, that the purpose of this transfer was in preparation for deportation back to Canada, (after few days, I signed the immigration deportation papers, with my consular Miss Chen).
But immediately after arriving to MDC Brooklyn, I discovered during a phone call with my family in Montreal, that RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) official had contacted my sister and brother-in-law regarding the whereabouts of my wife and my current situation, there was no explanation given by the RCMP official to the purpose of the call and he left his phone number and asked my wife to call him back immediately, my wife called the RCMP official and left messages in his voice mail. Then the official contacted my brother-in-law again and had asked him to tell my wife not to call again, because there is nothing good nor anything bad.
Meanwhile the AUSA (ASH United States Attorney) office Investigator and FBI brought me to their office to be interrogated and FBI brought me to their office to be interrogated without an attorney present, even AUSA told in the court to the judge on March 16, 2006 that he arranged attorney for me, on Transcript; page 11, Transcript page no 14 to 23.
AUSA:- He (Khalid Awan) was write in the cause of a grand jury investigation. He clearly had criminal exposure. So to protect his interest I made an application to the duty magistrate for counsel to be appointed.
THE COURT:- Initially he was brought here by a Court to testify before the grand jury?
AUSA:- That is correct, Your Honour.
THE COURT:- When he arrived here, you made arrangements for an attorney to be pointed to request him?
AUSA:- Yes, Your Honour.
This interrogation started with the AUSA office Investigator stating that my family will be arrested in Canada if I refused to answer their questions.
At this point I am certain that my family is in great danger for reasons that I am not aware of. I was scared that my family would be harassed by these people along with the Canadian RCMP official, I strongly believe that the RCMP is doing this intentionally in collaboration with FBI official to further harass me to admit charges, that I never committed.
Without knowledge of the reasons why the Canadian RCMP agency was involved. I was surprised that RCMP official directly approached my family instead of me without proper explanation, and its also shocked for me, that how RCMP got the phone number of my family (because before my arrest, I don’t have any single record in any police dept, of any country).
I was intimated and pushed to the edge during this interrogation, I was determined to provide anything these USA officials wanted to make them happy even is the questions made no sense, because I want them to stop the harassment to my family.
On March 15, 2006 I completed the term of imprisonment and was to be released from American Custody and deported back to Canada. Before that I was arrested again 3rd time charged without providing “material support to a foreign terrorist” and money laundering (to a organization and person, which are not designed by the USA govt).
These charges emerged while I was still in prison and without the capability of providing any type of support. It was even difficult for me to get enough financial assistance to pay legal fees. I could not have provided any material support while I was in prison for five years and I could not launder any money because I did not have any.
AUSA filed three counts of indictment against me.
Conspiracy to provide material support.
Provide a material support to the foreign terrorist.
Money laundering to support terrorism.
(Please note, that in my previous case govt charged me for money laundering and fraud from Jan 1999 to 2002 and “its mentioned in the plea-agreement by the AUSA that no further money laundering charges will be brought against defendant from Jan 1999 to April 2002” even then govt indict me for money laundering from 1998 to Nov 2001 (Which is double Jeopardy and violation of 5th Amendment of U.S Constitution.)
In Oct 2006, during pre-trial hearing on the motion’s filed by my attorney the first two counts of my indictment were dismissed by the judge, stating that there is a lack of facts and figures.
After two weeks AUSA re-indicted me again. I believe this is a desperate act of the AUSA to cover up a huge embarrassment . Further this hastily drawn indictment was full of factual errors and creative legal theories.
Since I was first arrested by the American govt, I believe that I have been signed out, isolated and discriminated against primarily because of my race and religion, in addition to the fact that I don’t know any information that the American govt is trying to pressure out of me.
I do not understand the American laws and this is what led to my pleading guilty in the first case. I have difficulty understanding the new charges also.
I have been charged under, section 2339(a) of Title 18 of the United States code, which makes it illegal to provide material support to a foreign terrorist.
Please understand, I am not a terrorist, I do not know any terrorist and I have had no connections with or to any known or unknown terrorist. I have been incarcerated for last 5 years and I had no money to provide or launder.
The law enforcement have in America is pressuring me to provide information to them that I really do not have or know. I am a Canadian Citizen and nearly all of my family is in Canada, including my wife and kids. I don’t know any information to tell them to help their investigation.
Because of this , I am being treated unfairly and my rights under the American constitution are being violated. I am being held here in further detention against my will for crimes which I could have never committed, because I was in prison.
I believe, that I am a victim of the discrimination that was outlined in the July 3, 2006 issue of Time magazine (Page 29, column 3). In this article section 2339(a) & (b) are discussed and criticized “as most suspects are charged under these two sections. However, the justice dept here in America admits that of the more than 218 guilty pleas that it has obtained, most are for minor investigation issues that are uncovered deeding the course of their terrorism investigation. This suggest, according to the article that the Attorney General’s office have is not concerned about the rights or fairness or the manner in which it achieves convictions for the people they arrest. Furthermore, criticizes have noted that one of the patterns to emerge from these domestic prosecutions is that suspect seen too incompetent to carry out the deeds they are accused of. The Deputy Attorney General acknowledges that the Dept of Justice’s goal is “ preventions through prosecution’s” and this is done with no regard for an individual’s rights.
I agree that these guilty of terrorism should be prosecuted . But as the above mentioned article suggest , innocent people should not be targeted because of their race or religion.
I am not a terrorist and I should not be targeted and treated unfairly and unjustly.
I need your assistance desperately in my case, as I believe that I am being treated unjustly here. I would like to send you my attorney’s contact information and provide you with legal documents related to my case, so that you may become more familiar with my situation.
Please also note, that I appeared in the court , for no guilty of my 2nd superseding indictment on Aug 3, 2006 to March 6, 2007 FBOP officials placed me in the SHU (Segregation Housing Unit) out of these months, I placed in the SHU isolation from Jan 2, 2007 to March 6, 2007 for unknown “Pending Investigation” in these 215 days of my segregation and isolation, I don’t have a single phone call access to my family, no legal calls to my attorney and Canadian Council, my legal mail opened in my absence, no medical treatment for my injured shoulder (even I went for hunger strike for 3 and half day) I harassed by the various jail officials and lot of other problems too which already been submitted in the attention of the FBOP higher authorities, but no action taken on them, after writing the court, instead of receiving the response or any action on my complaints, jail officials removed /moved me from MDC federal facility to Nassau County Jail .
My suffering has gone on for far too long, and I need your help to bring my suffering to an end. I want to return home to my family .
May God bless you and be with you in your efforts to champion the cause of human rights, and the suffering of innocent prisoners and restore hope, faith and love to peoples all over the world.
Sincerely,
KHALID AWAN
FBOP NO. 50959-054

Alimamy Bakarr SANKOH :

From: Alimamy Bakarr Sankoh
Chairman and Leader of the Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League (PDL); Presidential Aspirant for the presidency of the Republic of Sierra Leone; National Committee member of the African Unification Front (AUF).
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RE: United Nations Boss Runs an Imperialist Agenda in Sierra Leone.

11th. May 2007.
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STATEMENT:

It is not my policy to bother with the premature, anti-African and counter-productive statement issued by United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon in New York, and posted to the web on 10th. May 2007, particularly as the world senior diplomat tries to mislead international opinion about the failures of Mr. Tejan Kabbah in Sierra Leone. Much as my mission and vision for Sierra Leone, the Sierra Leonean people and entire African continent is based on basic human rights and democratic freedoms in accordance with moral principles, there is need, an urgent need to correct some undeserved impression being created in the minds of the international public.

While Mr. Ban Ki-moon reserved the right to free speech, it is unbecoming to use his position to make the kind of statement he made yesterday about Sierra Leone, which to all intents and purposes is bothered on imperialist agenda. I personally condemn the UN boss assumption that preparations for what he called upcoming elections in Sierra Leone a “remarkable success”, as racist, mockery of democracy and attempt to subvert the will of the Sierra Leonean people and imposed another bastard regime on the African continent.

Mr. Ki-moon assumed that 91 per cent of eligible Sierra Leonean voters have registered for the July 2007 elections. In the first place, the fact that the so-called elections have been postponed for the second time to August 2007 (not July 2007), means that the distinguished diplomat is not in touch with what is happening in Africa, and therefore is not qualified to give a genuine reporting about events on the continent as they occur.

Secondly, I have evidence, which Mr. Moon lacks to prove to the world that the so-called voters’ registration was regionally selective and less than forty-five percent of eligible voters registered, and not the fabricated and fraudulent figures Mr. Moon presents to the international community. I challenge Mr. Moon to prove the authenticity of his figures, otherwise he should resign his post immediately for his contradicting United Nations principles he is supposed to defend and promote.

I believe the UN boss would have to contend with what a concerned Sierra Leonean in the Diaspora identified in the said voters’ registration, below:

“1. Bonthe District:

a. The population of Bonthe District as per the 2004 Population Census report is 139,687, i.e. (Bonthe District-129, 947 and Sherbro Urban District 9,740) and NEC correctly reports this. If you add up the number of registered voters (77,659) to the total population not registered,(as shown on the NEC preliminary voter registration as per Friday March 30,2007) the answer is 155,318. Thus the numbers released by NEC puts the population of the district over and above the census figures by 15,631 votes.

b. If we assume that the population that did register never showed up and that number of 77,659 is correct, then the number of registered voters should be equal to the total population as per the 2004 population census (139,687) minus the number of unregistered voters (77,659). Therefore the actual number of registered voters in Bonthe District should be equal to 62,028, and not 77,659 as reported by NEC.

c. Where did the extra 15,631 registered votes for Bonthe District come from?

2. Koinandugu District:

a. The total population for Koinandugu district as per the 2004 population census is equal to 265,758 and not 265,765 as reported by the Electoral Commissioner (up by 7)?

3. Kambia District:

a. The total population for Kambia district as per the 2004 population census is equal to 270,462 and the Electoral Commissioner reports that figure accurately.

b. However if we add up the number of registered voters (134,881) and the total population not registered (175,601), we get a new population figure of 310,482 for Kambia district. Where did the new figure come from?

c. Similarly, if we assume that the population that did not register never showed up and that number of 175,601 is accurate, then the number of registered voters should be equal to the total population as per the 2004 population census (270,462) minus the number of unregistered voters (175,601). Therefore the actual number of registered voters in Kambia District should be equal to 94,861 and not 134,881 as reported by the National Electoral Commission.

d. The question is where did the extra 40,020 votes come from?

This cursory look at the figures already questions the veracity of the whole registration exercise. 55,561 votes are more than enough to tilt the elections one way or the other. This and some of the reports highlighted and others put a huge question mark on the integrity and credibility of the Commission.

For more than $30 million we need better and accurate reporting of information. A cursory look at the numbers by a senior official should have highlighted the inaccuracies. We hope this is not an attempt to pad the figures.

Kambia and Bonthe are two battleground districts, which may decide the outcome of the 2007 elections, and to pad the number of registered voters in these two districts in favor of any of the parties contesting the elections can be likened to a coordinated campaign to subvert the will of the people in 2007.

Interestingly, the total number of registered voters in Bonthe (77,659) is exactly equal to the total number of the population that did not register (77,659). What a coincidence!
This matter needs to be investigated. Somebody is playing games somewhere. The UN and the donors funding these elections need to investigate these very obvious discrepancies”.

The situation is the same in other districts across the country, including the capital. There are evidences also to proof that no registration of such took place in areas like Pepel, Ku town Island, Banana and Plantain Islands, Sangblama, Gbonkomhirra, the Guinean occupied territories of Yenga and surrounding towns and villages in the east of the country.

The position of Mr. Ban Ki-moon on the evil agenda of the dictator Tejan Kabbah in Freetown is understandable, as it is a well planned imperialist designed agenda to subvert the will and sovereignty of the Sierra Leonean electorate. The UN judgments on the political developments in Sierra Leone, to say the least are laughable, as the world body is guilty of aiding and abetting the oppressive tendencies of the dictator Tejan Kabbah in our country. Of course, any sensible person shall understand that someone somewhere is remote-controlling the direction of Sierra Leone; and that United Nations reporting of Sierra Leone is false and misleading. There is just no hiding the fact that, the forces of imperialism do not like any country or persons to challenge their heinous political and economic games in Africa.

Mr. Moon should understand that, there is currently no legitimate government in Sierra Leone and I, and my supporters and sympathizers no longer consider Mr. Tejan Kabbah and his SLPP gang as a legitimate government of Sierra Leone. As presently designed, the sinking SLPP is nothing than a secret cult, comprising largely of the more repulsive elements in the Sierra Leonean body polity. It is a cabal of buccaneers, sinister predators, dangerous tin gods purporting to be godfathers, shameless turncoats, lowly brigands and touts in the service of a rapacious tyranny. And as has been aptly noted, the dictator Tejan Kabbah’s SLPP is a nest of cannibals. It is a gang of usurpers and imposters with scant or no regard for decency and the rule of law. These bacchants defile the nation’s cherished values and institutions. They defecate on our country’s constitutional order and trample on the democratic aspirations of the people. They are a shame and disgrace to the Sierra Leonean nation. They rightfully belong to the dustbin of history and the divisive cum hypocritical rhetoric of their ringleaders discarded as toxic waste.

I had raised my voice against Mr. Moon endorsement of the imperialist genocidal war in Iraq and the brutal execution of President Dr. Saddam Hussein by the world’s neo-cons. I will not succumb to any humiliation or threat or intimidation of any kind to condemn attempts to subvert international moral principles and justice, hiding behind the façade of world instruments. The policy of Mr. Moon towards the Arab nation is a complete Zionist ploy, because the United Nations condemns capital punishments.

The struggle of the Sierra Leonean people for real freedom and dignity is incomplete until there is respect for the constitution of Sierra Leone; until the tears of the downtrodden disappear; until the people are empower to have full control over their future; until the country’s rich natural resources are properly managed for the pride and happiness of Africans everywhere.

It is a fact well-established that if the UN Chief has not deliberately decided to tackle African and other regional issues, says for instance, the unending United States led genocide in Iraq; the Ethiopian proxy invasion, aggression and criminal war against our compatriots in Somalia with a false start; if not for the same ill-intention to keep Africa in turmoil, abysmal failures, or an international public scorn and ridicule, there is no way Mr. Ban Ki-moon could admired Mr. Tejan Kabbah’s political agangsterism in Africa.

Having made these observations, I have to option than to condemn out-rightly, United Nations position on the fraudulent democracy in Sierra Leone. I call upon the world body to show sympathy to the deplorable and unbearable living conditions of our people; and to have a second look at the dictator Tejan Kabbah’s evil designs and tastes, whether it is proliferation of small arms and light weapons for elections; cultivation of unsuspecting youths and groups to engage in political violence, before, during and after elections; or the looting of the nation’s wealth to develop foreign capital at the tears of our people-corruption with impunity, which has turned able young men, women and children across Sierra Leone into slaves, beggars, malnourishment, child labourers, school drop-outs, unnecessary diseases, environmental pollution and degradation, permanent threat to peace, security, to life and property, and those whose future have become bleak, only for the sake of the selfish ambition of one man dictatorship.

I want the chief international diplomats at the UN headquarters in New York to exercise within his mandated powers and available resources to ensure that the elections in Sierra Leone are free, peaceful, transparent and honest. In this regard therefore, I want to make this appeal to Mr. Ban Ki-moon to support the unrelenting efforts of the Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League (PDL) at creating a conducive atmosphere for thorough and orderly democratic elections to be held in our country. Sierra Leone needs genuine democracy, and not mobocracy. The UN's role in fulfilling its mission when democracy and security of life and property are at risk should not be compromised.

Except for detractors who thrive at the misery of Africa, there is just no way someone in his good mind, be it a Government or civilised body can invest in a fraudulent project-conduit for misery, social vices and degeneracy.

Finally, it is increasingly urging to enjoin the international community to note quiet clearly that, the fraud of 1996 and 2002 and the evils that made it happen, will never in our history be allowed to repeat in Sierra Leone. Never again will the beneficiaries of violence and actual murder of fellow Africans for one man or group of people’s ambtition to reign on whole nation as demi-gods, reap its fruits. Never again will this generation of Sierra Leoneans allow faithless, evil minded, nincompoops, political prostitutes and unprincipled men and women to lead them. The hour is people’s power, no more business as usual. It is clean democracy and not dirty politicking.

Sender:

Alimamy Bakarr Sankoh.

National Contact: 18 Guard Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone-West Africa. Tel: 0023222-222550/76-766854/76-833291.
Email: alimamysankoh@yahoo.co.uk; freedomsal@yahoo.fr; sampha2001@justice.com

malik jeewan khan :

Mr. Khalid Quyyum Awan basically from Pakistan and he belongs to the Landlord family Awan of Sargodha (Khushab),He got his education from Lahore but since long time he moved in Canada in 1989 /90 permanently due to his political reasons ,he got Canadian citizen and started living in Toronto Mississauga but his whole family and relatives living in Pakistan (Khushab,Bhalwal,Sargodha,Lahore,Karachi) he is very popular/famous in his areas , after he married with famous Pakistani film star Mumtaz(Baree)of Lahore named Riffit Khalid in Toronto Mississauga .After they moved in USA for business purposes. His whole life in Pakistan (Lahore) and Canada is good, honest, and innocent.and famous with his friends in good sence.he is a well-wisher among his friends , he has nothing any minor mistake/crime in his past in Pakistan and in Canada ,even in USA.his whole life was peaceful ,good , but now after 9/11 he was arrested in Newyork just a Pakistani /Canadian Muslim rich businessman .He faced many cases since now proved not-guilty ,innocent , but FBI wants to involve him in any case to make a progress, efficiency but actually, he is totally ,complete innocent in all cases, he has no wrong links with any body in Pakistan and Canada even in USA. , he is educated, good-chracter man and well settled famous (Canadian/Pakistani national) lawyer businessman.

Please look into this matter personally because he is a Canadian Muslim innocent after 9/11 he is still in FBI custody. we need special help and attention from Canadian/Pakistani governments /Amnesty international/United Nations/ about our deep,nice,wellnatured friend khalid q awan who is still in jail in USA,because we are missing him too much. The FBI wants to involve him in bogus, preplanned, fabricated and modified cases to get special interests, so we need your special immediate help/attention because he is totally innocent in this case,this is truth .this case is being imposed upon khalid q awan He has no any criminal record in Pakistan, Canada, and USA in his whole life. Please save the life of Khalid q awan.

Alimamy Bakarr SANKOH :




Re: The Eruption of political violence in Sierra Leone: An Open letter to Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary-General, UN headquarters, New York, USA.

May 10, 2007.

Dear Hon. Ban Ki-Moon,

I write to you on behalf of the Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League (PDL), a grassroots, democratic, political and Pan-African Organisation committed to restoring the dignity and integrity of the Sierra Leonean nation. We are committed to changing Sierra Leone’s bogus independence into real freedom.

We are committed to building a New Sierra Leone, where genuine democracy of the grassroots, fundamental freedoms, security of Sierra Leonean life and property would ensued, and where all forms of foreign domination and interventions that are at variance with the peace, stability and realization of the goals of the African Union (AU) would be repudiated.

The last time I wrote a letter and addressed to you in regards of the deteriorating political situation in Sierra Leone, where the dictator Tejan Kabbah enjoys the bureaucracy of the United Nations to unleash immeasurable havocs on our people. I intimated you also the continued arbitrary attacks on the Constitution of the Republic of Sierra Leone; the unending military aggression and illegal occupation of Eastern Sierra Leone by neighbouring Guinean army and the crippling of cherished institutions, like Parliament, the Judiciary, police, military, traditions, culture, labour congress and the entire civil service. We are only discouraged the fact that you have decided not to take appropriate action or make statements on the general situation in Sierra Leone, as we continue to intimate your office and the international community because of the selfish ambition of one-man who want to become the Maximum leader of our time, and has placed himself above the law.

As the alternative President of Sierra Leone, it is natural that the interests, i.e. peace, security and happiness of the Sierra Leonean people are my priority; what I stand for and which I am committed to defend and promote in all corners of Sierra Leone. I have a mission and a vision to see that the people of Sierra Leone join their counterparts in other countries like Venezuela to have total control over their future without the manipulative instruments of foreign criminal adventurers. I reject the grim transformation of our country into a nation of despair, want, paupers and beggars.

Our Organisation, the Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League has been issuing public release statements condemning each case of political gangsterism of the dictator Tejan Kabbah/Solomon Berewa, but the basic idea with which we are issuing those statements is that we would like to see an end to the arbitrary attacks on the constitution of Sierra Leone; the insults on the professionalism of the Sierre Leone Army and police; the neglect and disenfranchisement of the masses; the collapse of cherished instituions and the continued pollution and degradation of the Sierra Leonean environment.

This letter has come in the wake of the eruption of violence in our country and the growing arrogance dictatorship and illegal occupation of the seat of governance in Freetown by Mr. Tejan Kabbah and his caterie of sycophants and hangers on.

I know the many artificial difficulties you inherited from the failed Administration of your predecessor, Mr. Kofi Anan, who was more of a subservient officer to the dictator Tejan Kabbah’s self-aggrandisements than a man of peace and flambuoyant champion of democracy and freedom in Sierra Leone.As you must know, the eruption of violence in the interior of Sierra Leone can only be understood as a rebellion in the making, designed by the SLPP and its mentors to strengthen the merciless exploitation of natural resources at the tears of our people. The reported outbreak of violence in the Southern districts of Bo, Pujehun and Moyamba, and in areas of the East takes the form of arson and terror attacks on the population in these areas of the country. This violence, which has continued unabated for the past two months, is the result of the ill-conceived policies and failed leadership of the SLPP under the dictator Tejan Kabbah/Solomon Berewa. Policies and failed leadership characterized by neglect, brutal poverty, corruption, money laundering, rude tribalism, economic despair, want and insecurity of Sierra Leonean life and property.

In spite of severe indictments from all over the country, the corrupt, ethnic centered, ideologically bankrupt and anti-African Tejan Kabbah/Solomon Berewa SLPP has unabashedly refused to heed all calls of the Sierra Leonean people to respect the Constitution of the country and give peace a chance. In light of this orgy situation that is visiting our people, I am left with little option but to appeal to your good office for upholding whatever remains of the constitutional rights and democratic freedoms of the Sierra Leonean people, which are been targeted, violated and betrayed at will by the dictator Tejan Kabbah’s led SLPP gangsters. It is imperative that international agencies, especially the United Nations, take an unequivocal stand in condemning the ongoing arson and terror in the interior of Sierra Leone, and the Tejan Kabbah/Solomon Berewa SLPP that has allowed these to happen in the first place. Through leaked information available to us, we understand that your office was recently under pressure from the Bush Administration in Washington not to bother with the unending Guinean aggression and illegal occupation of our country and the presence of US secret concentration camps in the territories of Sierra Leone under foreign occupation.

We hope your office will do everything to prove this information from diplomats in New York baseless; it will be extremely disappointing to learn that the high Office of the United Nations will be silence on the aggression and illegal occupation of Eastern Sierra Leone by neighbouring Guinean forces and the presence of a United States secret concentration camp that is used to treat foreign nationals in sub-human fashion. It will also be a betrayal of international principles, democracy and freedom if your office cannot come out and condemn the pains, tribulations and heinous crime the dictator Tejan Kabbah/Solomon Berewa SLPP continues to unleash on Sierra Leone.We understand the honeymoon that exists between your office in Freetown and the Tejan Kabbah/Solomon Berewa political gangsterism.

While we applaud the recent visit to the country by a team of United Nations Peace Keeping Unit, we totally condemn the way such visit was conducted. We hold the Peace Keeping Unit of the United Nations responsible for the misleading reports and disinformation reaching the international community about the appalling security in Sierra Leone. We sensed it before, that as long as the visit of the UN Peace Keeping Team was confided within the corridors of power usurpers in Freetown, and did not reached the interior, it would only result to futile venture and misused of international public funds. We are sure you are well aware of the multiple pressures for Transitional Government of Inclusion to replace the sinking SLPP Gestapo.

Mr. Secretary-General, spear the sons and daughters of Africa, of another turmoil by using your good office to tell leaders of the SLPP the honest truth. It is no more a secret to say that Mr. Solomon Berewa, the imposed SLPP flag bearer is training a private militia force in the country and has been supplying this gang of terrorists with uniforms and weapons. The mandate of the SLPP as a government has ended and we no longer recognized it as the legitimate representative of Sierra Leone, we want to spell it clear.

We urge you not to ascribe the sanctity of governance to any group or party that arbitrarily subverts the Constitution of Sierra Leone. The SLPP is guilty of preparing the ground for violence against the people of Sierra Leone who have rejected the evil designs and tastes of the dictator Tejan Kabbah/Solomon Berewa.

We call on the United Nations, and Office of the Secretary-General in particular, to take the following steps: 1. To condemn unreservedly the breakdown of law and order, and the killings and terror encouraged and perpetrated by agents of the SLPP in the southeast of Sierra Leone. 2. To issue statement condemning the aggression and invasion of Sierra Leone’s eastern town and villages by Guinean forces as criminal, unwarranted and threat to regional peace and security; and to demand the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all Guinean forces and war machinery out of Sierra Leone.3. To facilitate visits by Special UN envoys to the areas in eastern Sierra Leone illegally occupied by Guinean forces to investigate the presence of US secret concentration camps and to supervise the complete withdrawal of Guinean military, as well as the dismantling of all illegal structures in those areas.4. To stop dealing with the SLPP as a legal government for Sierra Leone. As you are fully aware, the people of Sierra Leone are expected to have the newly elected parliament opening on first Friday of June 2007 by the newly elected President and Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces of the republic of Sierra Leone in accordance with the articles of the Sierra Leonean Constitution. Arbitrarily, no election has taken place either for parliament or the presidency.5. To condemn the ongoing arson and terror attacks visited on our people in the South-east of Sierra Leone, and conduct an independent investigation on the role of SLPP imposed flag bearer, Mr. Solomon Berewa in using public funds to recruit, train and arm a private militia army in the south of the country.6. To issue public statements calling for the withdrawal of armed foreign mercenaries from all mining areas of the country. You may aware that the presence of these foreign mercenaries and their arms and ammunitions is building tensions amongst our unemployed, frustrated, dehumanized and restive youths in those areas. The attention of the Security Council is urgently needed here to prevent Photostat copy of the situation in the Nigerian volatile region of Niger Delta.7. To demand the withdrawal of our men and women out of Iraq. As you may aware the Iraqi war is a sinister agenda designed by the hoaxed in Washington, i.e. George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Ramsfeld, Condolezza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz and Collins Powel, and supported by British Prime Minister Tony Blair. These people created the Iraqi situation today as they stand to rape billions out of the blood, sorrows and tears of the Arab nation.

You know also that the Iraqi war was never mandated by the United Nations, nor does the civilized international community or the people of America and Britain support it.

The Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League (PDL) is committed to peace, security of Sierra Leonean life and property and to make Sierra Leone the Mecca of freedom and human dignity. The cornerstone of our foreign policy therefore, includes national interests; regional peace, security, stability, economic cooperation and integration; African political, economic, social and cultural unity. The PDL seeks to chart a new foreign policy direction that will serve first the interests of Sierra Leone as a country and nation, and redefine and strengthen its role in regional, sub-regional, African and world affairs and cooperation. As a Pan-African organ, the PDL is dedicated to the achievement of the stated goals of the African Union (AU).

We advocate the closure of all foreign military bases on the continent; supporting the development of a nuclear-free independent Africa; and working towards the banning of the Movement of foreign nuclear armed and/or nuclear powered war ships and sub-marines in all parts of Africa’s territorial waters, and of nuclear armed aircraft across the continent’s airspace. As an affiliate member of the Green Charter International (GCI) for peace, democracy, human rights and freedoms, the PDL is committed to global regime initiatives designed to combat terrorism and its ramifications, and banning the manufacture, stockpiled and export of dangerous weapons including chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.And if I become President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, my Administration will pay attention on the plight of Africans in the Diaspora. We will guarantee the safe and dignified return of any African to Sierra Leone and will be accorded the rights as citizen of the soil.

Finally, may I cease the opportunity to invite you in your capacity as Secretary-General of the United Nations, or as a concerned global citizen who has respect for all peoples without regards to race, colour, military might or other considerations, to come to Sierra Leone and see things for yourself than rely on fictitious reporting.While we eagerly awaiting your quick and inevitable response to the concerns raised above, we pray that this letter forms part of United Nations documents.

Sincerely,
Alimamy Bakarr Sankoh

Chairman and leader of the Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League (PDL);Presidential Aspirant; and member of the National Committee of the African Unification Front (AUF), Canada.For quick contact, you can email us here: freedomsal@yahoo.fr or alimamysankoh@yahoo.co.uk.


Anthony F. Davis :

Welcome, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of United Nations:

I believe it is hard to move forward when so many things have been left undone from the past, namely, the commitment by the original nuclear weapons powers to disarm fully their own stockpiles of WMDs. It is difficult to listen to the daily haranguing from the Western nations on the proliferation of WMDs when in fact, these are nations that invented them, stockpiled them, and used them. As recently as 1920, the British were using mustard gas on Iraqis to quell violence there. The U.S. has used phosphor shells, designed to illuminate, instead as a kind of terrorizing napalm weapon in Iraq, and napalm was used as a WMD in the original Gulf War to kill upwards of 100,000 Iraqi soldiers at the onslaught of that war. And still, of course, we have the mostly Western arsenals of nuclear weapons, with talk from the U.S. in the last few years of modernizing them or even miniaturizing them. If we are indeed to learn to live decently on this ever-shrinking planet in any kind of harmony and with prospects for a more peaceful future, oughtn't we insist that the leading nations truly lead the way? To build trust, someone must take a risk and let down their guard. As a professor teaching in a university in Seoul, South Korea, I see the nation of your homeland making such attempts slowly but surely with its northern cousins, largely through the use of diplomacy and an open hand. It is time for the larger nations to make good on their previous promises to the UN, and start once again down the road of dismantling WMDs in the lands that originated them. What better lesson can we offer the children of tomorrow than what we already teach them from all the world's great religions but fail to practice at the state level--that human beings must actively pursue peace for their salvation?

Canadian/Pakistani khalid Awan Facing Unjustice in USA. :

A voice of innocent Khalid Awan attached with this E-mail .,
Khalid Q Awan detainee is now facing different preplanned, Fabricated charges in NewYork USA during his jail period,Khalid Awan is now looking forward your special attention and help towards this case for saving his innocent life. As we know, he is innocent and you can do further correspondence with him in detention centre NewYork USA and his attorney Khuram and Maher LLP NewYork to find out the reality and truth, and to bring the reality in front of the world that no innocent face that kind of the situation in future.
Khalid Q Awan detainee himself disagree with the charges imposed on him by the FBI, The charges are not related with him by all means. How can be possible a person in jail /custody since 9/11 now become terrorist while he proved not guilty in the same court in the past. So he is looking forward your help to get the justice and Clear and fair investigation in these imposed fabricated charges. It is possible with the involvement of the organizations like your’s, so that the innocent will come back to his normal life This is the mission of the human rights commission that innocents to be protected in all over the world from injustice ,and illegal Custody.
As by the press reports and by governments officials, In the court room only FBI representatives and some press reporters were present and no one else was there to see what is going over.
Some links are as of given under which shows the cruelty of world biggest organization and also shows that how can any terrorist plans are to be attached with the innocent peoples in the world. Help requested from high officials in Canada, U.S.A, and UNO & also from the NGOS who work for the human rights in all over the world.
Once again the request for find out the truth and reality in the above case.
With best wishes and regards The sisters and whole family of Khalid Q Awan from Canada and Pakistan.
The court will announce a decision on 26 may 2007.

Dear Sir or Madam
I am 46 years old, Canadian citizen and native of Pakistan (Muslim). I was an immigration consultant in Canada and as part of my business , I had an office in New York.
During 2001 immediately after the Sept 11, event the US govt arrested me on Oct 25, 2001 on anonymous call, as a material witness for the 9/11 world trade centre terrorist attack. A detail investigation by the FBI and USA Naval intelligence dept was conducted and I was cleared, but even then govt put me in front of Grand jury , and I was cleared and the case was dismissed by the Grand jury of the US Federal Court .
Approximately after 2 weeks , before I was released from custody the US Govt imposed a new charges of Fraud and money laundering , under the advice of my attorney , I pleaded guilty and I was sentenced to prison for five years (which was four years more, what I pleaded). In which I had already spent 3 years in Detention jail, during the case , I had about 14 months left to finishing my sentence ,(instead of appealing, I preferred to applied for Treaty Transfer to Canada, because if the case is in the appeal, defendant is not for transfer back to his home country).
While at prison, I learned from the case manager Miss Mause, that my citizen was incorrect in the FBOP’s (Federal Bureau of Prison) computer system as Pakistani instead of Canadian.
Its important to note , that all of my Canadian identifications (passport , citizenship card , S.I.N , Health card , Driving license etc) were under FBI’s possession, with a great deal of concern, I wrote a letter to the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo, N.Y to notify such mistake and requested them to fix this problem. This is especially important for Treaty Transfer back to Canada.
The Canadian Consulate official sent a letter to the jail to correct my citizenship status, however FBOP ignored the request and the citizenship status in the FBOP computer still reflect Pakistani instead of Canadian (Note:- I would be required to obtain visa to visit Pakistan) .In contrast , the deportation letter received from US Immigration dept, Contained the correct citizenship status of Canada.
At the hind sight, I believe that the FBOP intentionally left the citizenship as Pakistani, so that they could retained me at their facility, while the govt is planning to file new at their facility, while the govt is planning to file new charges against me 3rd time.
Approximately six weeks before my released date on Jan 30 ,2006 I was notified by the FBOP that I was being transferred from Allen wood , PA to MDC (Metropolitan Detention Centre) in Brooklyn N.Y, it was explained to me, that the purpose of this transfer was in preparation for deportation back to Canada, (after few days, I signed the immigration deportation papers, with my consular Miss Chen).
But immediately after arriving to MDC Brooklyn, I discovered during a phone call with my family in Montreal, that RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) official had contacted my sister and brother-in-law regarding the whereabouts of my wife and my current situation, there was no explanation given by the RCMP official to the purpose of the call and he left his phone number and asked my wife to call him back immediately, my wife called the RCMP official and left messages in his voice mail. Then the official contacted my brother-in-law again and had asked him to tell my wife not to call again, because there is nothing good nor anything bad.
Meanwhile the AUSA (ASH United States Attorney) office Investigator and FBI brought me to their office to be interrogated and FBI brought me to their office to be interrogated without an attorney present, even AUSA told in the court to the judge on March 16, 2006 that he arranged attorney for me, on Transcript; page 11, Transcript page no 14 to 23.
AUSA:- He (Khalid Awan) was write in the cause of a grand jury investigation. He clearly had criminal exposure. So to protect his interest I made an application to the duty magistrate for counsel to be appointed.
THE COURT:- Initially he was brought here by a Court to testify before the grand jury?
AUSA:- That is correct, Your Honour.
THE COURT:- When he arrived here, you made arrangements for an attorney to be pointed to request him?
AUSA:- Yes, Your Honour.
This interrogation started with the AUSA office Investigator stating that my family will be arrested in Canada if I refused to answer their questions.
At this point I am certain that my family is in great danger for reasons that I am not aware of. I was scared that my family would be harassed by these people along with the Canadian RCMP official, I strongly believe that the RCMP is doing this intentionally in collaboration with FBI official to further harass me to admit charges, that I never committed.
Without knowledge of the reasons why the Canadian RCMP agency was involved. I was surprised that RCMP official directly approached my family instead of me without proper explanation, and its also shocked for me, that how RCMP got the phone number of my family (because before my arrest, I don’t have any single record in any police dept, of any country).
I was intimated and pushed to the edge during this interrogation, I was determined to provide anything these USA officials wanted to make them happy even is the questions made no sense, because I want them to stop the harassment to my family.
On March 15, 2006 I completed the term of imprisonment and was to be released from American Custody and deported back to Canada. Before that I was arrested again 3rd time charged without providing “material support to a foreign terrorist” and money laundering (to a organization and person, which are not designed by the USA govt).
These charges emerged while I was still in prison and without the capability of providing any type of support. It was even difficult for me to get enough financial assistance to pay legal fees. I could not have provided any material support while I was in prison for five years and I could not launder any money because I did not have any.
AUSA filed three counts of indictment against me.
Conspiracy to provide material support.
Provide a material support to the foreign terrorist.
Money laundering to support terrorism.
(Please note, that in my previous case govt charged me for money laundering and fraud from Jan 1999 to 2002 and “its mentioned in the plea-agreement by the AUSA that no further money laundering charges will be brought against defendant from Jan 1999 to April 2002” even then govt indict me for money laundering from 1998 to Nov 2001 (Which is double Jeopardy and violation of 5th Amendment of U.S Constitution.)
In Oct 2006, during pre-trial hearing on the motion’s filed by my attorney the first two counts of my indictment were dismissed by the judge, stating that there is a lack of facts and figures.
After two weeks AUSA re-indicted me again. I believe this is a desperate act of the AUSA to cover up a huge embarrassment . Further this hastily drawn indictment was full of factual errors and creative legal theories.
Since I was first arrested by the American govt, I believe that I have been signed out, isolated and discriminated against primarily because of my race and religion, in addition to the fact that I don’t know any information that the American govt is trying to pressure out of me.
I do not understand the American laws and this is what led to my pleading guilty in the first case. I have difficulty understanding the new charges also.
I have been charged under, section 2339(a) of Title 18 of the United States code, which makes it illegal to provide material support to a foreign terrorist.
Please understand, I am not a terrorist, I do not know any terrorist and I have had no connections with or to any known or unknown terrorist. I have been incarcerated for last 5 years and I had no money to provide or launder.
The law enforcement have in America is pressuring me to provide information to them that I really do not have or know. I am a Canadian Citizen and nearly all of my family is in Canada, including my wife and kids. I don’t know any information to tell them to help their investigation.
Because of this , I am being treated unfairly and my rights under the American constitution are being violated. I am being held here in further detention against my will for crimes which I could have never committed, because I was in prison.
I believe, that I am a victim of the discrimination that was outlined in the July 3, 2006 issue of Time magazine (Page 29, column 3). In this article section 2339(a) & (b) are discussed and criticized “as most suspects are charged under these two sections. However, the justice dept here in America admits that of the more than 218 guilty pleas that it has obtained, most are for minor investigation issues that are uncovered deeding the course of their terrorism investigation. This suggest, according to the article that the Attorney General’s office have is not concerned about the rights or fairness or the manner in which it achieves convictions for the people they arrest. Furthermore, criticizes have noted that one of the patterns to emerge from these domestic prosecutions is that suspect seen too incompetent to carry out the deeds they are accused of. The Deputy Attorney General acknowledges that the Dept of Justice’s goal is “ preventions through prosecution’s” and this is done with no regard for an individual’s rights.
I agree that these guilty of terrorism should be prosecuted . But as the above mentioned article suggest , innocent people should not be targeted because of their race or religion.
I am not a terrorist and I should not be targeted and treated unfairly and unjustly.
I need your assistance desperately in my case, as I believe that I am being treated unjustly here. I would like to send you my attorney’s contact information and provide you with legal documents related to my case, so that you may become more familiar with my situation.
Please also note, that I appeared in the court , for no guilty of my 2nd superseding indictment on Aug 3, 2006 to March 6, 2007 FBOP officials placed me in the SHU (Segregation Housing Unit) out of these months, I placed in the SHU isolation from Jan 2, 2007 to March 6, 2007 for unknown “Pending Investigation” in these 215 days of my segregation and isolation, I don’t have a single phone call access to my family, no legal calls to my attorney and Canadian Council, my legal mail opened in my absence, no medical treatment for my injured shoulder (even I went for hunger strike for 3 and half day) I harassed by the various jail officials and lot of other problems too which already been submitted in the attention of the FBOP higher authorities, but no action taken on them, after writing the court, instead of receiving the response or any action on my complaints, jail officials removed /moved me from MDC federal facility to Nassau County Jail .
My suffering has gone on for far too long, and I need your help to bring my suffering to an end. I want to return home to my family .
May God bless you and be with you in your efforts to champion the cause of human rights, and the suffering of innocent prisoners and restore hope, faith and love to peoples all over the world.
Sincerely,
KHALID AWAN
FBOP NO. 50959-054


Canadian khalid Awan Facing Unjustice :

Dear Sir or Madam
I am 46 years old, Canadian citizen and native of Pakistan (Muslim). I was an immigration consultant in Canada and as part of my business , I had an office in New York.
During 2001 immediately after the Sept 11, event the US govt arrested me on Oct 25, 2001 on anonymous call, as a material witness for the 9/11 world trade centre terrorist attack. A detail investigation by the FBI and USA Naval intelligence dept was conducted and I was cleared, but even then govt put me in front of Grand jury , and I was cleared and the case was dismissed by the Grand jury of the US Federal Court .
Approximately after 2 weeks , before I was released from custody the US Govt imposed a new charges of Fraud and money laundering , under the advice of my attorney , I pleaded guilty and I was sentenced to prison for five years (which was four years more, what I pleaded). In which I had already spent 3 years in Detention jail, during the case , I had about 14 months left to finishing my sentence ,(instead of appealing, I preferred to applied for Treaty Transfer to Canada, because if the case is in the appeal, defendant is not for transfer back to his home country).
While at prison, I learned from the case manager Miss Mause, that my citizen was incorrect in the FBOP’s (Federal Bureau of Prison) computer system as Pakistani instead of Canadian.
Its important to note , that all of my Canadian identifications (passport , citizenship card , S.I.N , Health card , Driving license etc) were under FBI’s possession, with a great deal of concern, I wrote a letter to the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo, N.Y to notify such mistake and requested them to fix this problem. This is especially important for Treaty Transfer back to Canada.
The Canadian Consulate official sent a letter to the jail to correct my citizenship status, however FBOP ignored the request and the citizenship status in the FBOP computer still reflect Pakistani instead of Canadian (Note:- I would be required to obtain visa to visit Pakistan) .In contrast , the deportation letter received from US Immigration dept, Contained the correct citizenship status of Canada.
At the hind sight, I believe that the FBOP intentionally left the citizenship as Pakistani, so that they could retained me at their facility, while the govt is planning to file new at their facility, while the govt is planning to file new charges against me 3rd time.
Approximately six weeks before my released date on Jan 30 ,2006 I was notified by the FBOP that I was being transferred from Allen wood , PA to MDC (Metropolitan Detention Centre) in Brooklyn N.Y, it was explained to me, that the purpose of this transfer was in preparation for deportation back to Canada, (after few days, I signed the immigration deportation papers, with my consular Miss Chen).
But immediately after arriving to MDC Brooklyn, I discovered during a phone call with my family in Montreal, that RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) official had contacted my sister and brother-in-law regarding the whereabouts of my wife and my current situation, there was no explanation given by the RCMP official to the purpose of the call and he left his phone number and asked my wife to call him back immediately, my wife called the RCMP official and left messages in his voice mail. Then the official contacted my brother-in-law again and had asked him to tell my wife not to call again, because there is nothing good nor anything bad.
Meanwhile the AUSA (ASH United States Attorney) office Investigator and FBI brought me to their office to be interrogated and FBI brought me to their office to be interrogated without an attorney present, even AUSA told in the court to the judge on March 16, 2006 that he arranged attorney for me, on Transcript; page 11, Transcript page no 14 to 23.
AUSA:- He (Khalid Awan) was write in the cause of a grand jury investigation. He clearly had criminal exposure. So to protect his interest I made an application to the duty magistrate for counsel to be appointed.
THE COURT:- Initially he was brought here by a Court to testify before the grand jury?
AUSA:- That is correct, Your Honour.
THE COURT:- When he arrived here, you made arrangements for an attorney to be pointed to request him?
AUSA:- Yes, Your Honour.
This interrogation started with the AUSA office Investigator stating that my family will be arrested in Canada if I refused to answer their questions.
At this point I am certain that my family is in great danger for reasons that I am not aware of. I was scared that my family would be harassed by these people along with the Canadian RCMP official, I strongly believe that the RCMP is doing this intentionally in collaboration with FBI official to further harass me to admit charges, that I never committed.
Without knowledge of the reasons why the Canadian RCMP agency was involved. I was surprised that RCMP official directly approached my family instead of me without proper explanation, and its also shocked for me, that how RCMP got the phone number of my family (because before my arrest, I don’t have any single record in any police dept, of any country).
I was intimated and pushed to the edge during this interrogation, I was determined to provide anything these USA officials wanted to make them happy even is the questions made no sense, because I want them to stop the harassment to my family.
On March 15, 2006 I completed the term of imprisonment and was to be released from American Custody and deported back to Canada. Before that I was arrested again 3rd time charged without providing “material support to a foreign terrorist” and money laundering (to a organization and person, which are not designed by the USA govt).
These charges emerged while I was still in prison and without the capability of providing any type of support. It was even difficult for me to get enough financial assistance to pay legal fees. I could not have provided any material support while I was in prison for five years and I could not launder any money because I did not have any.
AUSA filed three counts of indictment against me.
Conspiracy to provide material support.
Provide a material support to the foreign terrorist.
Money laundering to support terrorism.
(Please note, that in my previous case govt charged me for money laundering and fraud from Jan 1999 to 2002 and “its mentioned in the plea-agreement by the AUSA that no further money laundering charges will be brought against defendant from Jan 1999 to April 2002” even then govt indict me for money laundering from 1998 to Nov 2001 (Which is double Jeopardy and violation of 5th Amendment of U.S Constitution.)
In Oct 2006, during pre-trial hearing on the motion’s filed by my attorney the first two counts of my indictment were dismissed by the judge, stating that there is a lack of facts and figures.
After two weeks AUSA re-indicted me again. I believe this is a desperate act of the AUSA to cover up a huge embarrassment . Further this hastily drawn indictment was full of factual errors and creative legal theories.
Since I was first arrested by the American govt, I believe that I have been signed out, isolated and discriminated against primarily because of my race and religion, in addition to the fact that I don’t know any information that the American govt is trying to pressure out of me.
I do not understand the American laws and this is what led to my pleading guilty in the first case. I have difficulty understanding the new charges also.
I have been charged under, section 2339(a) of Title 18 of the United States code, which makes it illegal to provide material support to a foreign terrorist.
Please understand, I am not a terrorist, I do not know any terrorist and I have had no connections with or to any known or unknown terrorist. I have been incarcerated for last 5 years and I had no money to provide or launder.
The law enforcement have in America is pressuring me to provide information to them that I really do not have or know. I am a Canadian Citizen and nearly all of my family is in Canada, including my wife and kids. I don’t know any information to tell them to help their investigation.
Because of this , I am being treated unfairly and my rights under the American constitution are being violated. I am being held here in further detention against my will for crimes which I could have never committed, because I was in prison.
I believe, that I am a victim of the discrimination that was outlined in the July 3, 2006 issue of Time magazine (Page 29, column 3). In this article section 2339(a) & (b) are discussed and criticized “as most suspects are charged under these two sections. However, the justice dept here in America admits that of the more than 218 guilty pleas that it has obtained, most are for minor investigation issues that are uncovered deeding the course of their terrorism investigation. This suggest, according to the article that the Attorney General’s office have is not concerned about the rights or fairness or the manner in which it achieves convictions for the people they arrest. Furthermore, criticizes have noted that one of the patterns to emerge from these domestic prosecutions is that suspect seen too incompetent to carry out the deeds they are accused of. The Deputy Attorney General acknowledges that the Dept of Justice’s goal is “ preventions through prosecution’s” and this is done with no regard for an individual’s rights.
I agree that these guilty of terrorism should be prosecuted . But as the above mentioned article suggest , innocent people should not be targeted because of their race or religion.
I am not a terrorist and I should not be targeted and treated unfairly and unjustly.
I need your assistance desperately in my case, as I believe that I am being treated unjustly here. I would like to send you my attorney’s contact information and provide you with legal documents related to my case, so that you may become more familiar with my situation.
Please also note, that I appeared in the court , for no guilty of my 2nd superseding indictment on Aug 3, 2006 to March 6, 2007 FBOP officials placed me in the SHU (Segregation Housing Unit) out of these months, I placed in the SHU isolation from Jan 2, 2007 to March 6, 2007 for unknown “Pending Investigation” in these 215 days of my segregation and isolation, I don’t have a single phone call access to my family, no legal calls to my attorney and Canadian Council, my legal mail opened in my absence, no medical treatment for my injured shoulder (even I went for hunger strike for 3 and half day) I harassed by the various jail officials and lot of other problems too which already been submitted in the attention of the FBOP higher authorities, but no action taken on them, after writing the court, instead of receiving the response or any action on my complaints, jail officials removed /moved me from MDC federal facility to Nassau County Jail .
My suffering has gone on for far too long, and I need your help to bring my suffering to an end. I want to return home to my family .
May God bless you and be with you in your efforts to champion the cause of human rights, and the suffering of innocent prisoners and restore hope, faith and love to peoples all over the world.
Sincerely,
KHALID AWAN
FBOP NO. 50959-054

An American citizen :

Being an American citizen and seeing how the UN is utterly useless, I wish you recommend that the US get out of this organization that we created and move it's headquarter's out of the US territory.
If the whole world hates us, then finally we should get out and let the world run wild.
We don't need you or the world, but the world always want the rich countries to solve their problems.
Let the use French run this, since they are the biggest cowards in the world. The UN and French could be useless together.

Elia :

Dear Secretary General,
I strongly hope you will make our Millennium Development Goals come true.
The United States, as the leader of the world, should set a good example to the rest of the world by contributing to make the world a better place. It's a shame sometimes the situation is totally opposite.
Unfortunately, our political leaders are not making enough commitment to Kyoto Protocol to stop global warming, or to the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals to end global poverty.
According to The Borgen Project, it only cost $19 billion to end global starvation. Comparing the amount we spent on Iraq War, this annual cost to improve the world is very little.
It is not so hard if we are truly willing to make a change.
What can we do for our future generations? Let’s start bringing peace to the world by humanitarian aid, not military solution.

Thomas Baum :

Dear Secretary General: Congratulations on your new job. Just dropping you a note to let you know that the whole bible is real even though it has been twisted by a lot of people into what they either think or would want it to mean. First off God wins and Jesus is the Saviour of all of humanity. God has a plan and He has had this plan before He created anything. The Jews are the chosen people for the simple reason that God chose them. God is a searcher of hearts and minds not of religious affiliations or lack thereof. I happen to be the New Testament Moses and I wish you well in your new job and may God Bless You. Sincerely, Thomas Paul Moses Baum

ASISH :

DEAR SECRETARY GENERAL
I am a non-political person,so my thoughts go around impartialy.I find UN is helpless or made helpless by some super power.The result is horrible every where.Please make UN meaningful.Not a mere onlooker.Look around, u will get plenty of disorder.Try to set the things in order.set norms and compel every one to go by the laid down procedure strictly.Come what may.For this u will be remembered by the whole world.Hope u have understood my point.

HELP :

Get the F*** up off your chairs, and look at what is happening in the country of Sri Lanka. The government of Sri Lanka is kidnapping, killing, and rapping innocent people. The international communitity must out a stop to this.

People are getting killed everyday, and IF it is all right for the Sri Lankan Government to buy there weapons from Israel and the US why is it not all right for Tamil people to give funds to the LTTE to defend our people?


175 schoolchildren, 9 staff narrowly escape air strike on school

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Kfir bombers Monday morning bombed a school in Chundikulam, wounding a female teacher and two schoolboys, attending 7th grade and 9th grade at the school, Chundikulam Vidyalayam, located 21 km northeast of Kilinochchi, in the southern part of Vadamaradchi East region in Jaffna district. Three bombs were dropped 25 meters from a class room. A bomb that hit a tree exploded in the air, wounding two children and a teacher. Around 175 schoolchildren, 8 teachers and the principal of the school narrowly escaped from the aerial attack. TamilNet correspondent who visited the site of the attack witnessed a second air strike at 11:45 a.m.
Tamil Net

More than 100,000 people have moved out of Liberation Tigers controlled areas of Batticaloa district to the Military controlled areas as Sri Lankan armed forces continued shelling for the third consecutive day in their attempt to force evacuation of large section of Tamil population with the military agenda to capture additional territory, officials providing relief assistance said Sunday.

nhariish64 :

Get the F*** up off your chairs, and look at what is happening in the country of Sri Lanka. The government of Sri Lanka is kidnapping, killing, and rapping innocent people. The international communitity must out a stop to this.

People are getting killed everyday, and IF it is all right for the Sri Lankan Government to buy there weapons from Israel and the US why is it not all right for Tamil people to give funds to the LTTE to defend our people?


175 schoolchildren, 9 staff narrowly escape air strike on school

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Kfir bombers Monday morning bombed a school in Chundikulam, wounding a female teacher and two schoolboys, attending 7th grade and 9th grade at the school, Chundikulam Vidyalayam, located 21 km northeast of Kilinochchi, in the southern part of Vadamaradchi East region in Jaffna district. Three bombs were dropped 25 meters from a class room. A bomb that hit a tree exploded in the air, wounding two children and a teacher. Around 175 schoolchildren, 8 teachers and the principal of the school narrowly escaped from the aerial attack. TamilNet correspondent who visited the site of the attack witnessed a second air strike at 11:45 a.m.
Tamil Net

More than 100,000 people have moved out of Liberation Tigers controlled areas of Batticaloa district to the Military controlled areas as Sri Lankan armed forces continued shelling for the third consecutive day in their attempt to force evacuation of large section of Tamil population with the military agenda to capture additional territory, officials providing relief assistance said Sunday.

nhariish64 :

Get the F*** up off your chairs, and look at what is happening in the country of Sri Lanka. The government of Sri Lanka is kidnapping, killing, and rapping innocent people. The international communitity must out a stop to this.

People are getting killed everyday, and IF it is all right for the Sri Lankan Government to buy there weapons from Israel and the US why is it not all right for Tamil people to give funds to the LTTE to defend our people?


175 schoolchildren, 9 staff narrowly escape air strike on school

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Kfir bombers Monday morning bombed a school in Chundikulam, wounding a female teacher and two schoolboys, attending 7th grade and 9th grade at the school, Chundikulam Vidyalayam, located 21 km northeast of Kilinochchi, in the southern part of Vadamaradchi East region in Jaffna district. Three bombs were dropped 25 meters from a class room. A bomb that hit a tree exploded in the air, wounding two children and a teacher. Around 175 schoolchildren, 8 teachers and the principal of the school narrowly escaped from the aerial attack. TamilNet correspondent who visited the site of the attack witnessed a second air strike at 11:45 a.m.
Tamil Net

More than 100,000 people have moved out of Liberation Tigers controlled areas of Batticaloa district to the Military controlled areas as Sri Lankan armed forces continued shelling for the third consecutive day in their attempt to force evacuation of large section of Tamil population with the military agenda to capture additional territory, officials providing relief assistance said Sunday.

nhariish64 :

IF it is all right for the Sri Lankan Government to buy there weapons from Israel and the US why is it not all right for Tamil people to give funds to the LTTE to defend our people? We need to tell the world that the Tamil Tigers are no rebels/terrorists; they are strictly fighting for there rights, of having an independent state. Everyday in Sri Lanka, tamil minorities are getting kidnapped and are held for ransom, and people just blame the LTTE, the Tigers will not kidnap there own people and hold them for ransom.

Sri Lankan Army. Are they hiding something here that the world should know about? Well, here are a few articles that show what is happening in Sri Lanka on a daily basis.

Articles..... (, TAMILNET)
TamilNet, Tue, 06 Mar 2007
Five bodies of male persons recovered from Mutturajawela swamp in Kandana police division Friday and Saturday have been identified as belonging to persons from Batticaloa district.

TamilNet, Wednesday, 07 March 2007
A Tamil milk vendor was shot dead Wednesday afternoon around 12:30 p.m. by unidentified armed persons in Sambaltivu, a Tamil village about 7 km north of Trincomalee town. The victim has been identified as 52 year - old Tharmu.

TamilNet, Wednesday, 07 March 2007
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers abducted three more youths from the Vadamaradchy area between 4th and 6th of March, officials of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Jaffna said, citing complaints filed by the relatives of the missing.

TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 March 2007
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers driving four motorbikes abducted three manual labourers in Kambarmalai in Vadamaradchy Sunday at 11 a.m. while they were doing farm work at a private property, according to complaints registered at the Jaffna Human Rights Commission offices.

TamilNet, Wednesday, 07 March 2007
Unidentified gunmen shot dead a woman Tuesday night at Periyakulam in Kuchchaveli in Trincomalee district, sources in Trincomalee said. The victim was identified as Uthayakumar Sasikala, 30.

JUST ALONE IN 2 DAYS 7 PEOPLE WERE KILLED, AND 6 PEOPLE WERE ABDUCTED.
AS YOU READ THIS RIGHT NOW, MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE DYING AND ARE GETTING ABDUCTED FOR RANSOM BY THE MINUTE

Edward P. Imes :

It is clear that the world the UN finds itself dealing with today is far different than during its inception and early years. The UN can no longer be effective as long as it is perceived to be an extension of the USA & western values as it is in many Arab countries. Therefore, the USA should be expelled from the UN and the UN should move its headquarters from NY city to an acceptable middle east location. It is time for change!

Katamba Tshiamalenge K.L :

Mr. Ban Ki-Moon welcome to our lives and congratulations! I often wonder what it is that UN does for so many years now as most things seem unchanged even though they have in some small ways, I'm deeply concerned for my Africans people who repeatedly have been helped throughout the history but still live as if were not helped at all. what is the root of these situations, how long should we have to wait for the ultimate help, why should your offices keep doing the same things and expect differents results, if you could speak to us straigh up, what would you advise us in order to inspire us and what promess would you make to us. Are you a politician? if yes, is it a good thing; if no, should you act like it? I wish I could help you answer some these questions but I honestly cant. I spend most of my time trying to figure out how to get my family out of the daily trials of basic needs and for over 35 years I'm still hopeful that my family and my Africans people would find peace and hapiness of a simple life as everyone should. At this rate, I worry about invasion of politics in our lives regardless of geography and its leaders. There has been some talk of UN reform, is it a way of politicians trying to influence your offices and decisions even more or the opposite? Our lives may not be as important as the ones of western societies in the eyes of tipical politicians but it should have the same meaning in your eyes and since we cannot fight for ourselves, we are counting on you to watch over us as our big brother, we will support you in this difficult task you have taken and at times when you wonder about what to do for us, dont ask the expert, ask us directly and you will get a clue. We hope you the best!!!

L. Day :

I cannot stay silent about the situation that is going on with the Canandaigua V.A. hospital. I am writing to you for help. It is a situation that is affecting many people in our area, who will need services in our area. It is coupled with the fact that nationally everyone’s attention is being focused on the problems of Walter Reed. Knowing that Walter Reed is causing such a controversy, I am hoping that by bringing attention to the proposed and immanent closing of the Canandaigua New York’s V.A. Hospital’s psychiatric ward, putting pressure on officials about this terrible decision, it will be turned around.

The decision to close this section of the hospital to new patients is a very poor idea. There was a time when there was an idea to close the whole hospital down, a few years ago. That idea was turned around because enough people stood up and let governmental officials know that they didn’t approve.

It doesn’t matter if this is a purely financial idea; we have sent people off to war. We have asked people from all over our country to kill. We know that these people are coming back to our country from that war, and that they are going to have problems that are not only physical issues. The Canandaigua V.A. hospital has been a permanent fixture of the Upstate New York area, and Canandaigua in particular, since the day I was born. We are used to the people who go to this hospital and we are used to them being in our community. If this section of the hospital is closed there people will have to travel very long distances to get help. The closest hospitals that have these services are in Buffalo and Syracuse. It will leave a gap of services in the middle of the state. It makes no sense to force men and women to travel these long distances to get services that are necessary to their quality of life. Not considering that at this point in our lives we know, for a fact, the services will be needed. I would say “have we learned nothing from our past,” but even that at this point is a cliché. We know that we sometimes blindly follow. I don’t think that we can allow that to be our position. If the decision to close this section had been done before the war started, that would be tolerable. It was not. It makes absolutely no sense.

Please, I am asking you to bring some attention to this situation. I am asking you to bring as much attention to it as possible, in the way that I have explained it; it should cause nothing but shame to the officials that are trying to do this. As I understand it, yesterday, a representative in our area, Kuhl has decided, finally, to not allow this to happen, but it is possible, he has to fight the ones who do want it closed. I am sure he has fielded calls and e-mails like crazy since they announced it in our area last week. They announced it on our local news and our radio stations that this section was going to be closed for new patients in mid- March. We thought that the ideas of closing any of this hospital were dead, as I said the choice they had made to close the hospital entirely was averted. At that time the complaints went all the way to the President, who visited the hospital and helped us keep it open. We have countless veterans living in halfway houses, living regular lives, and all those situations in between, in all of the counties of the Upstate New York, Finger Lakes region. I can only imagine that people travel far distances to get to the services in our area as it is.

We know the help will be needed. There is no question, no guessing, and no “if”. We were not born yesterday; we did not just come to this planet. Sometimes I am ashamed to be an American. We eat our own sometimes. We do not use our minds to think clearly on our own, but we need to now. We often sit back allowing officials to make very obvious, poor, decisions and follow through with them. We allow our people to be taken for granted, especially when it doesn’t directly affect our personal lives or our family. “Let someone else take care of it.” I realize we all have things we HAVE to think about, our own personal problems to deal with, so that mentality is understandable. We can only slay so many dragons in a day.
However, I have no veteran in my family. Until I got married, I really didn’t personally know a vet except for some of the ones I’d met who lived in the community, who live in halfway houses. My father-in-law was in Vietnam. I now have a friend who is a vet as well, but just meeting him does not propel me into writing this letter. I’ve heard enough about the difficulties faced by the people we send off to defend us and the casual way they are treated when they return. I was already prepared for the way veterans would be treated when this war was over. It will happen. Every time they come home they have to literally fight for whatever it is they need. They should all be treated like hero’s instead they are merely dealt with, and sooner or later, as time goes by, we forgot that we even needed them, at some point, to fight for us at all, expecting them to shut-up and sit down, in the same way we do with children. They are in some cases seen as an inconvenient difficulty that we have to deal with. The ones who can cope, the ones who can come back and work and live a normal life; well they’re just fine. We put them on TV. tote them out and celebrate the victory. The ones who come back and have problems, not so much. We let their families deal with them quietly in the background of society. If their families cannot deal with what is going on and they lose everything because they can’t deal with what they saw or what they had to do as far as killing people, well if their minds or their spirits are broken and their lives become shattered, What can we do? We let them spiral down, we let them live on the streets like untouchable pariahs; we stick them in hospitals and leave them to suffer alone. Being from New York I find this appalling in the winter months, when I know many are in NYC and its freezing outside, living on the streets and going to shelters trying to stay warm. Now they want to make getting to services more difficult?

I guess this is the best I can do, try to fight for them. They fight for our freedom and our safety, all the good things we have is because of our veteran’s ability to beat some enemy. We would have been overrun and our country stolen by some foreign power by now if this wasn’t a simple fact. We need to do that for them when they come home, fight for them, their rights, and anything they may need for the rest of their lives. We are lucky they have come back to us at all

I know I am not the only one who is upset about this. I no longer live in Canandaigua but in a neighboring community, I no longer see their articles that may have been written to the editors of their paper. But, since Kuhl has taken this on, I’m sure there had to be a lot of activity going on there about this announcement. Otherwise, he most likely would have been prone to letting it go through without doing much about it. You could probably find many other people to talk to who would be just as upset about this issue, if you were to do a story about it. It will be a matter of how loud we can be, as to whether or not we can stop this closing from going through.
In the same way this problem of Walter Reed has been shown everyday on the news for the last 2 weeks and brain injury trauma has caused a controversy, I am hoping that this knowledge is brought to the that same level of national attention, instead of just to our small communities up here. Alone we may very well fail. We may have a chance to stop things from moving forward if we can get help. If the whole country knew out about this very terrible decision, it is possible that officials will be brought to a point of being ashamed of themselves and some will come to our defense. Officials were so embarrassed about Reed they came out the very next day to do damage control, saying that they had “no idea” of the living conditions, therefore it was not “their fault” but they would find out for sure WHO WAS responsible. While quietly, and intentionally, there are others who are trying to take very important things away from our area and our people. Please write to officials or draw attention anyway that you think would be helpful in this situation. I have sent this to t.v. stations this morning, asking them to step up and hepl, and will keep going, and hear that someone is listening. Thank you, not only for me, but for them.

L.Day
Phelps, New York
e-mail dayphotography@aim.com

A Concerned American :

Please help us. The United States government only purports to be a democracy. In fact, it has become a dictatorship. You know this is true, and millions of others here and abroad know it is true. PLEASE send as many observers as possible to our next election, and help us expose the last two presidential elections for the frauds that they are.

Anonymous :

This excerpted article sums up just how dangerous Bush's policies are. World pinions has changed dramatically since last March. Europe has turned course since then, so has China, Russia, and Japan, who now have condemned US policy. A majority of Americans now understand, to different exents, why this policy is doomed (word chosen deliberately) to failure. The only question is where do we go from here? Will Bush, with some face-saving measure abandon this madness, or will we "move forward" to confrontation with the rest of the World?

Keep in mind the fact that China recently destroyed one of it's old Comsats in space orbit. The significance of this event seems to have gone unnoticed in the US (think militarization of space, advanced US weapons systems dependent upon GPS). Is it time for a pre-emptive attack on China?


America's Agenda For Global Military Domination

Classified Pentagon Document- New Undeclared Arms Race

by Michel Chossudovsky

Centre for Research on Globalisation
17 March 2005

The Pentagon has released the summary of a top secret Pentagon document, which sketches America's agenda for global military domination.

This redirection of America's military strategy seems to have passed virtually unnoticed. With the exception of The Wall Street Journal (see below in annex), not a word has been mentioned in the US media.

There has been no press coverage concerning this mysterious military blueprint. The latter outlines, according to the Wall Street Journal, America's global military design which consists in "enhancing U.S. influence around the world", through increased troop deployments and a massive buildup of America's advanced weapons systems.

While the document follows in the footsteps of the administration's "preemptive" war doctrine as detailed by the Neocons' Project of the New American Century (PNAC), it goes much further in setting the contours of Washington's global military agenda.

It calls for a more "proactive" approach to warfare, beyond the weaker notion of "preemptive" and defensive actions, where military operations are launched against a "declared enemy" with a view to "preserving the peace" and "defending America".

The document explicitly acknowledges America's global military mandate, beyond regional war theaters. This mandate also includes military operations directed against countries, which are not hostile to America, but which are considered strategic from the point of view of US interests.

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In a cruel irony, the new US-EU arms race has become the chosen avenue of the European Union, to foster "friendly relations" with the American superpower. Rather than opposing the US, Europe has embraced "the war on terrorism". It is actively collaborating with the US in the arrest of presumed terrorists. Several EU countries have established Big Brother anti-terrorist laws, which constitute a European "copy and paste" version of the US Homeland Security legislation.

European public opinion is now galvanized into supporting the "war on terrorism", which broadly benefits the European military industrial complex and the oil companies. In turn, the "war on terrorism" also provides a shaky legitimacy to the EU security agenda under the European Constitution. The latter is increasingly viewed with disbelief, as a pretext to implement police-state measures, while also dismantling labor legislation and the European welfare state.

In turn, the European media has also become a partner in the disinformation campaign. The "outside enemy" presented ad nauseam on network TV, on both sides of the Atlantic, is Osama bin Laden and Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi. In other words, the propaganda campaign serves to usefully camouflage the ongoing militarisation of civilian institutions, which is occurring simultaneously in Europe and America.

yussuf a.s :

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Secretariat of UBUNTU - World Forum of Civil Society Networks :

OPEN LETTER TO THE NEW UN SECRETARY GENERAL: MR. BAN KI MOON

In order to make another world possible, let us make the UN more democratic and stronger We the signatories have over the last seven years, at the initiative of UBUNTU – World Forum of Civil Society Networks, issued a number of communiqués to world public opinion detailing various common issues, important among them the fact that “the democratisation, strengthening and primacy of the UN in international politics are essential in order to make a better world possible”. Some of these communiqués have been launched at the various World Social Forum gatherings, which, in our view, represent one of the most important expressions of the will and determination of worldwide civil society to participate actively and responsibly in the construction of a better world.

At this, the start of Mr. Ban Ki Moon’s term of office as the new UN Secretary General, to whom we wish every success in his work for the benefit of humankind, we want, in this open letter, to stress the following considerations and proposals:

1. In view of the problems of poverty and of development in general, there is a need to:
- achieve the Millennium Development Goals (which we regard as minimum standards) and the Plans of Action drawn up at UN summits in the 1990s (which are far from being implemented), to which end external debt must be truly cancelled without further delay.
-- fulfil previous Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitments and above all to implement new financing mechanisms, including the elimination of tax havens, taxation on international financial capital and the consequent creation and application of world cohesion funds for development.
-- move towards a fair world trade system oriented towards sustainable human development, unlike the system that would be brought in by the Doha Round of the WTO, which, following the failure of its last meeting in Hong Kong, is still insisting on a neo-liberal model of world trade that would continue to benefit the rich and powerful of the world only.
- a worldwide commitment to tackle global warming, in keeping with the principles of the Rio and Johannesburg summits, that would see countries responsible for their own emissions – first and foremost the USA, which must, as a minimum, sign and comply with the Kyoto Protocol – and beginning with rich countries, would develop and implement alternatives to the existing unsustainable trends in production, consumption and energy model.

2. In view of the problems of peace, security and human rights, there is a need for:
- compliance with democratic international law based on universal human rights.
Consequently, we unreservedly criticise, as we always have, terrorist acts, as well as the illegal ‘preventive’ use of force (the most serious unilateral and persistent example of which is the war in
Iraq). We once again declare that the deadlock, militarization and employment of all kinds of illegal mechanisms (‘clandestine’ prisons, walls of shame and ‘selective’ assassinations with collateral damage) in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Sudan and more recently Somalia merely lead to widespread and indiscriminate suffering among the civil society in these places. We call for an immediate end to all these ignominious situations and acts and above all urge that, in deadlocked conflicts, the armed forces should act as ‘blue helmets’ under the UN flag and command.
- the essential reform of the UN Security Council (removal of the power of veto, enlargement of the number of seats on the council to reflect the regional reality of the world, and effective control by the General Assembly) as a necessary step leading to the recovery of international confidence in the body that should be the guarantor of world peace and security. Its action, together with that of the General Assembly and other UN councils, should focus on the following areas: the peaceful resolution of conflicts (by promoting a culture of peace, the strengthening the Alliance of Civilisations, etc.), disarmament and non-proliferation, R2P (Responsibility to Protect) and the use of violence as a last resort and only under the provisions of the UN Charter.

3. In view of the essential reform of International Institutions, including the democratisation and strengthening of the UN, we note that:
- the UN reforms on peace, security, disarmament and human rights proposed at the 60th session of the General Assembly have not materialised, with the sole exception of the Peacebuilding Commission and Human Rights Council.
- the capability and possibilities open to the UN on issues to do with development are being ‘hijacked’ and ‘transferred’ to the ‘market’, above all through the Bretton Woods Institutions and the World Trade Organization.
- consequently, as the manifesto of the World Campaign for In-depth Reform of the System of International Institutions asserts, there is a need for “a stronger, more democratic UN, placed at the centre of a consistent, democratic, responsible, effective system of international institutions. More specifically, we need to democratise the composition and decision-making procedures of UN bodies and agencies to ensure that they are effective and democratic. And we need to refound and integrate within the UN all other global multilateral organisations (IMF, WB, WTO, etc.)”.
- these reforms, each of which are necessary in themselves, will at last make it possible to approve and implement the policies required to tackle and put an end to the grave problems that humanity faces at the start of this century.

We the signatories urge the new UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, to press forward with the debate and work on these issues to enable us once and for all to move from reports and resolutions to reforms and their implementation, with the participation not only of member states but every other stakeholder in the world arena, especially civil society. The democratisation of international institutions is one of the priorities in the process of reform. Consequently, international institutions ought to act in accordance with the various interests, needs and aspirations of all the world’s citizens, which involves setting in motion new and effective opportunities for citizens, civil society, the various tiers of government, etc. to enjoy representation and to participate in international institutions. We will support every effort made to achieve the above.
February 12th, 2007

Lorenzo, United States of America :

Dear Mr. Secretary General

Welcome to your new position, however, please do not lose sight as to other countries such as Africa. There is still plenty of work to be done in building the creditability of the United Nations. There is somthing special that I have my government class to do. First, they must create a Dvd Video of countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. also, as a requirement I have my students complete images of assigned countries along with the national anthem. The students complete a background report on the history, culture , land, religion, economy and government. This assist the student with the different cultures since students are unable to study abroad.

Jennifer Nordstrom, New York, USA :

Dear Mr. Secretary-General:

I am writing to you in support of keeping an independent Department for Disarmament Affairs (DDA), with its own mandate and Under-Secretary-General. I am concerned by reports that DDA might be subsumed under the Department for Political Affairs, a shift that is unhelpful and unnecessary, both in terms of the UN fulfilling its mandate, and servicing inter-governmental meetings and treaty bodies.

Disarmament is one of the central tasks of the UN, as evidenced by the first UN General Assembly resolution calling for nuclear disarmament, and the UN Charter's vision for the ÔøΩthe least diversion for armaments of the world's human and economic resourcesÔøΩ (Article 26). The UN must live up to its mandate and prioritize disarmament in the Secretariat, maintaining the independent DDA instead of subordinating it to other agendas.

The UN should not be reducing the stature of disarmament within the UN at a time when the problems posed by nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, as well as small arms, are escalating. The DDA, which was designed to address post-cold war disarmament issues, is even more necessary in an era with increased opportunity for, but decreased attention to, disarmament. Moreover, the world's disarmament machinery, norms and regime are embattled right now, and reducing the stature of the primary global institution responsible for implementation of UN decisions is the wrong course.

It is important for DDA to remain its own entity with its own mandate and Under-Secretary-General whose primary concern is disarmament. It is also important that a department dealing with nuclear disarmament answer to an Under-Secretary-General from a non-nuclear weapon state. This allows DDA to make independent assessments with disarmament as the goal. DDA houses years of expertise and institutional memory that is invaluable to governments and civil society, and which could be quietly lost under a different department. For example, when something similar happened in the United States, and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency was moved into the State Department, technical expertise and institutional memory was lost, as was internal advocacy for disarmament. Finally, disarmament is very technical; having a disarmament-focused department actually allows decisions to be made more quickly than having them processed through a department dealing with disparate concerns that may be less familiar with the issues.

The Department for Disarmament Affairs must not lose its unique identity, mandate and its ability to report directly to the Secretary-General through its own Under-Secretary-General. The quantity and technical nature of the Department's work is sufficient to warrant a dedicated department, and the issue the Department covers is sufficiently urgent to justify expansion rather than absorption. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Nordstrom, Project Manager
Reaching Critical Will (www.reachingcriticalwill.org)
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (www.wilpf.ch)

Duke, Surfside Beach, US of A :

Its a tuff job but you stepped up and said you wanted it so heres all I have to say, remember while your running the UN that as long as your in the frame of mind to save all those poor defenseless under privilaged nations on distant soil that you keep your hands of the sovrenty of this United States of America, we allow you to keep shop here but that dosent mean that we will allow you to rearrange the furniture so to speak. I am quite sure you get my drift. We are Americans and we like it that way so whatever you do in those other countries is fine as long as they allow it but tread softly here cause we dont take kindly to strangers telling us our business or how to run it. I have always been of the mind love it or leave it, that stood true in my youth and its true now, if all the people who whine and complain about the US of A tried to do as much complaining about other countries on their native soil they would quickly find themselves locked up or dead just take a recent look at china and what they do to you for searching on the wrong web site on the interrnet over there.
nuff said

Anju Chandel, New Delhi, India. :

Dear Mr. Ban Ki-Moon,

I wish you a very Happy 2007 and also wish you success as the Secretary-General!

As you know, the future of our increasingly fragmenting world depends a lot on your success and I am sure that you would prove to be a worthy successor to Kofi Annan and be successful in retaining the relevance of the UN in the times of radicalism!

Again, as you know, in order to succeed as the Chief Administrative Officer (by definition of the post of UNSG), you need a group of capable colleagues to help you carry out your chores successfully. Vijay Nambiar as the Chief of Staff is a very good choice. A few others also which you have included in your team are good choices.

Here, I would like to suggest to you with all my sincerity and honesty that having Shashi Tharoor in your team will be one of the best ever decisions of yours as you too know that he is undoubtedly the best suitable person to head the Department of Public Information and Communications who would help you in effectively conveying to the world about the 'indispensability' of the UN as a global governing body required to work towards sustainable peace, development and security for the humankind...Please do not loose Shashi Tharoor.

For many the UN stands for a 'Utopian Notion'. For me it is the best Hope in the times of Hostilities :)

I am sure that we would see Shashi Tharoor continue as the Under-Secretary-General of DPI and help you succeed in 'the most impossible job on earth'!

Regards,

Anju Chandel
New Delhi, India.

Waverly de Bruijn, New York, United States of America :

Your Excellency, I am writing to you today about the prevention of genocide.

The United Nations has an essential but very difficult job of working to keep global peace and assure international security for all of its people. However, time and time again, the international community has been unable to organize its resources quickly enough to prevent the mass slaughter of innocent civilians. Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, Cambodia, East Timor, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Darfur: the list is long and tragic. Even when political agreement among the world's nations to respond to genocidal threats is reached, the urgent requests by the UN for member states to contribute their own troops to peacekeeping operations often fall upon "deaf" ears.

What the UN needs is a standing, rapid-reaction, capacity comprised of military and auxilliary personnel who are individually recruited from around the world, able to respond to the outbreak of genocide or crimes against humanity within days, not months. This personnel would be trained in a wide variety of skills required for an adequate response to crisis situations, providing a global "911 emergency response" to outbreaks of genocide in its earliest stages.

A coalition comprised of NGOs, governmental representatives and members of civil society has been developing a proposal for a UN Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS) that encompasses the aforementioned capacities and training; it would help fill longstanding gaps in peacekeeping operations and ultimately save countless lives. What we need is a Secretary General who will champion the prevention of genocide as a crucially important aspect of the work of the United Nations, work that has for so long been inadequately addressed.

Excellency Ban Ki-moon, you will have many opportunities to positively impact the effectiveness of the United Nations. We urge that you begin your tenure by "making good" on the international community's responsibility to protect citizens in all regions of the world from genocide and crimes against humanity. Our proposal for an Emergency Peace Service can provide you with an essential and previously missing capacity that can support existing peacekeeping operations and prevent new outbreaks of genocidal violence.

For more information please see http://www.globalactionpw.org/uneps/index.htm

Sincerely,

Waverly de Bruijn
International Coordinator
Global Action to Prevent War

Mohammad Shahidul Islam, Dhaka, Bangladesh :

Dear Sir,
Have my congratulations a million. We all are happy to see you in this biggest position. We would hope, through you strict principles you would make a beautiful world. No war, no poverty only peace and sports!
Amen!!!!!!!

Reagrds
shahidbpc@gmail.com

O.R.A., Wash. D.C. :

Dear Sec-Gen. Ban Ki-Moon,

Stay out of my way.

Warmest Regards,

The U.S. Of A.

daniel :

Dear Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, a humble American citizen welcomes you to your new position and you will be overjoyed to know that the U.S. is in decline and that you are free to concentrate on Eastern affairs and use the U.N. for the good of greater Asia.

I give you proof Mr. Ban Ki-Moon of my very words. Read the article by David Ignatius of the Washington Post on Wednesday Jan/10/07 on counterinsurgency tactics to be used in Iraq under the leadership of U.S. General Petraeus.

There is the obvious recognition, first of all, that a nation must be politically behind the military or it will be ineffective...That is the only piece of sense manifested in the article concerning the military. The rest of the article on counterinsurgency tactics is a disaster and betrays that much more is wrong with the U.S. than not having the political will for war.

The counterinsurgency tactics remind me of nothing so much as Ghandi's prescriptions for nonviolent confrontation! There seems to be no sense that such tactics will work only in particular situations, in fact ones roughly analogous to what Ghandi faced! In fact these counterinsurgency tactics drawn up by the U.S. are not so much counterinsurgent as a manifestation of ongoing U.S. inability to wage war...

The U.S. is clearly in decline Mr Ban Ki-Moon and I would recommend you concentrate on smoothing affairs between Japan, China and your own nation (and of course North Korea). I believe the time is ripe for a united and truly strong Asia.

The U.S. is pathetic, divided and confused on virtually all fronts—a horrifying mixture of contradiction, continuous lies to smooth over differences, cowardice, selfishness—and a complete hatred of the intellectual life.

Do as you will Mr. Ban Ki-Moon—the way is totally open to you.

Read once again the article by Mr. Ignatius and study the U.S. in general with your military experts. The Democratic party within the U.S. is totally against war of any type and the Republicans although seeming for war cannot scrape up troops from amongst their own sons.

—But if you want definite proof of what I say Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, ask yourself how the average American police officer would react to the new manual on counterinsurgency. Ask yourself if an American police officer would feel such a manual to be effective...I suppose most would say openly that such a thing makes sense and could easily be applied in an American city and even in Iraq and other territories, but I suspect privately a significant number would say it is ridiculous even if applied to an American city...In fact in the U.S. we need the death penalty and constant television shows reminding us of the perils of breaking the law, etc.

No, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, you have nothing to fear.—The world is yours and you can move the U.N. significantly to your image—or toss the U.N. to the side altogether if you wish in an increase of Asian power and more reliable alliance making methods.

The U.S. is a ridiculous oil-sucking beast that cannot be expected to even act unethically to support its repulsively selfish lifestyle. People just want to get fat without any effort...

The world is yours Mr. Ban Ki-Moon and I totally support you in your efforts to have it. I would consider it an honor if it is recognized by Asia that at least one American still has sense in his head...

If you need an American to jump around and make foolish faces for your amusement I am available. I only request that you will do with me what you will...

And know that I am a great lover of Asia....

Elwood Anderson, Las Vegas, NV USA :

I second the comments of Brazil's Miriam Leitao. Do not let the US dictate what positions the UN takes. Don't take sides in disputes within a country. Don't set up governments in unstable countries that don't reflect all constituences in that country, as was done in Somalia. Try to encourage the Security Council to rely more on dialog and less on sanctioning countries that don't agree with the West. Arbitrate disputes between the major powers, Europe, US, China and Russia fairly and without deference to the most powerful. Recognize regional powers like Iran as legitimate. And police the nuclear non-proliferation treaty fairly. Don't let powers with weapons continue to develop them without sanctions while others that may need them for security are singled out as rogue states. Recognize and take measures to contain the drift of world economics to the benefit of rich countries at the expense of the poor. Don't be persuaded that democracy without human rights is legitimate and avoid encouraging tyranny of the majority. Discourage the ascention of religion in government as a legitimate way to restrict human rights. Recognize that authoritarian control to maintain stable living conditions is sometimes necessary in the transition to democratic governments that recognize human rights.

LWP, Seattle, U.S. :

My advice:

1. Listen to people like Robert Rose, who give careful and humane consideration to issues.

2. Don't listen to Bush and the neocons, who will undoubtedly try to draw you into our (America's) mess in Iraq. It's our mess. We created it. We and the Iraqis have to deal with it.

3. Instead, significantly increase the UN's efforts in Africa. It should be an embarrassment to all of humanity that one person (Bill Gates) is spending as much money on health issues in Africa as the UN (WHO).

Lawrence Paulsen

Robert Rose, Montreal (Qc), Canada :

Mr. Secretary General, may you be successful at expressing and enforcing the will of the community of nations, which you represent beyond the narrow interests of all those who lobby you so forcefully, today! With my best wishes for the New Year.

Sean Kellett, Victoria, Australia :

In an age when political legitimacy is found at the ballot box, why should any true democrat accept instruction from Mr. Ban Ki-moon, given his completely undemocratic rise to power?

The UN requires reform, democratic reform.

First: Seat warming selected ambassadors sucking legitimacy out of the organisation should be replaced by democratically elected representatives. Those states that have the courage of their democratic convictions to elect their representative can then join what would become the UN Senate, leaving the moribund General Assembly behind.

Second: The SG would then be elected from amongst those elected to the UN Senate, as occurs in all leading State democracies today.

Third: Only the new UN Senate may vote of committee membership (esp. human rights), forstalling outrageous situations where the likes of Libya, Syria and Sudan can gain a spot but the US cannot.

Forth: All those states unwilling to elect their representative can look, but can't touch. If the leaders of these states do not have faith in their citizenry, the rest of us need not have faith in them.

Fifth: The Security Council must go. It enjoys no popular legitimacy, and in fact does not even reflect the present distribution of power amongst states. The new UN Senate could easily supercede such an anachronistic body.

If Mr. Ban Ki-moon can institute these reforms then I'll gladly take instruction from him and his successors.

By Mustafa Hijri :

A letter from KDPI General Secretary to the UN Secretary-General

The people of Iran in general and the Kurdish people in Iranian Kurdistan in particular view your Excellency's efforts with anticipation aiming to make the United Nations more effective and trustworthy. Our Party, Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran is reaffirming its willingness for any cooperation with the United Nations in the framework of any attempts that can attain human rights, bring about peace and freedom and eradicate terrorism.

Dear Mr. Ban Ki-moon

The Secretary-General of the United Nations

January 5, 2007

I like to congratulate you and the United Nations for the appointment and taking office of your Excellency, and I wish you success in carrying out this imperative mission. In no doubt, you recognize the weight and at the same the magnitude of this responsibility that lie before you, and you are aware that at the time of taking office, various parts of the world such as Africa, Asia and especially the Middle East are faced with instability, troubles and mayhem. Hunger, injustice and other social phenomenon have entangled people's daily life. The authoritarian rule of the dictatorial and archaic governments has sacrificed the life, rights and freedoms of millions of people for their totalitarian ideology; furthermore, they have threatened the security and stability of many places, that the most visible of these regimes is the Islamic Republic of Iran.

I was delighted that one of your objectives was to breathe new life and inject renewed international community's confidence into the United Nations. Without any doubts, you are aware that the United Nations can regain international community's confidence, if fairness and justice are well thought-out when finding solutions to the difficulties confronting international community; in addition, this world body must play a proactive role in securing human rights around the globe. In our country, Iran under the reign of the Islamic Republic more than 70 million people's rights and freedoms are violated extensively, and the citizens belonging to various national minorities and among them the Kurdish nation are deprived from their national rights, and in this regard, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been condemned most of the years by the United Nations Human Rights Commission. This government explicitly meddles in the affairs of the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq and etcÖOpposing any peace process and among them the Arab-Israeli peace process. On the lager scale, on one hand its attempts to acquire nuclear weapons and on the other to create and strengthen terrorist groups and spreading terrorism has been an evident threat for international community. Above all, in regards to each of these issues, it not only disregards all the condemnations and resolutions by the General Assembly, the Commission for Human Rights, but also it makes a complete mockery of them. This alone has eroded world community's confidence and freedom and peace loving people's trust in this United Nations. What can bring back this confidence in this world body is serious and effective confrontation with this regime and the regimes alike.

The people of Iran in general and the Kurdish people in Iranian Kurdistan in particular view your Excellency's efforts with anticipation aiming to make the United Nations more effective and trustworthy. Our Party, Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran is reaffirming its willingness for any cooperation with the United Nations in the framework of any attempts that can attain human rights, bring about peace and freedom and eradicate terrorism.

Once again, wish you Excellency all the best

Mustafa Hijri

Amarik Sardar, :

Open letter to the president of USA on ISG Report

Dear Mr. President!

I am the Kurd from Armenia, a Kurdish writer, and a journalist, the chairman of board of Advice of Kurdish intelligentsia in Armenia. I am 71 and my life experience allows me to address to you with the open letter.

The reason that has induced me to undertake this letter became the Baker-Hamilton report in which the rights of Kurds of Southern Kurdistan are ignored.

I am assured, that you know very well to what persecutions and oppressions the Kurdish people were exposed for all its century-old history. I shall not begin to write about it. All that evil and persecutions which were brought down on our people by oppressors, was seen with all world but to a great regret, all world community continued to remain deaf and mute. This silence and inactivity last long - till 1990.

Before it, in 1988 it has been destroyed 200 thousand Kurds during the Anfal operation in the south of Kurdistan. Exactly after that in 1990 under the initiative of the USA and the Great Britain the resolution of the United Nations was adopted, according to which half the territory of Southern Kurdistan has been accepted to be declared a zone of interdiction for flights of aircraft of Saddam Hussein. Owing to protection of the USA and the Great Britain the part of our people has sighed freely and has managed to start creation of a peace life. Within last 16 years this part of the south of Kurdistan, which USA and the Great Britain have taken under the protection, it became an isle of democracy, freedom and independence in Near and Middle East. It became possible owing to a position of your country, and it knows and appreciates each Kurd-patriot.

We, the Kurds, living outside the native land, were happy and proud when you have accepted the President of Southern Kurdistan, dear Mr. Massoud Barzani in the White House and you have stated a worthy estimation to its affairs and as a whole to Kurds of Southern Kurdistan. It has given a hope to our hearts, that the USA will never turn away from the south of Kurdistan any more.

It seems to me that you trust that on Near and Middle East you do not have more devoted friends than Kurds. Fidelity is the integral feature of Kurdish character, and they never can be named ungrateful because they remember and appreciate the rendered good.

Having read through the Baker-Hamilton report, I had doubts whether its authors can really distinguish friends and enemies of America from each other truly? In their report all those achievements and successes to which Southern Kurdistan has reached, are ignored and it is not specified any true way for the decision of a problem of Kirkuk. All the world knows, that in Southern Kurdistan are created and successfully function the parliament, bodies of board, justice and judicial system. In Southern Kurdistan various political parties operate freely and without all barriers. Does it have no value for them really? Is there anything similar in the countries next to Iraq and in Iraq (its Arabian part)?

I have been twice in Southern Kurdistan and I saw with my own eyes, how much our people are free, testing no fear and horror of oppressions there yet. I saw how the press, radio and TV not only of the political parties but also of the different nationalities, occupying this region as well, are free.

Dear Mr. George W. Bush!

I trust in your political wisdom and foresight and I hope, that you do not admit realization of the Baker-Hamilton plan (in particular concerning Kurds), which again can put Kurdish people before threat of physical destruction.

I am assured that you do not admit it, other wise the prestige of the USA can suffer in the opinion of the world community. You must not admit, that your and our enemies have triumphed, and friends have lost courage. All our looks are turned only on there - to Southern Kurdistan and the events concerning it should excite us.

Till 1990 Kurds often said: "Our friends are only our mountains". This statement is familiar to both of your generals and the high-ranking officials as well. And they assured during the numerous meetings with the people of Southern Kurdistan: "Your friends are not only mountains, but we are your friends too".

Also has now come to prove time it in practice.

Yours faithfully,
Mr. Amarik Sardar,
The Kurdish writer,
The deserved journalist of Armenia,
Chairman of board of Advice of Kurdish Intelligentsia of Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia
29th of December 2006

BobL-VA :

Dear Mr. Secretary General,

I know there is much on your agenda so I'll be brief. Please bring a resolution to the floor of the General Assembly of the United Nations condeming the United States for an illegal war and occupation of Iraq. Put it to a vote. Report the results. The American people should see how the rest of the world feels about what is happening in and to Iraq.

Respectfully submitted.

Zoltan, hungarian, Paris :

Your Excellency
Mr. Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations:

We welcome you, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, with our best wishes for your difficult job.

I will side with the excellent comment of a previous poster (Citizen of the world) :

The UN Security Council must stop this one-country veto thing, which puts people of the world in 2 categories and which is incompatible with the human rights charter, stating that all people are equal. The 5 veto powers are those that were on the winning side in World War 2, and World War 2 is long over. Having World War 2 as reference for all international decisions of today condemns us to make old mistakes all over again.

I don't underestimate the difficulty in removing the veto power from those countries that possess them, but be assured that the biggest part of the human population will be on your side.

Again, best wishes for your difficult job.

M.A., Berlin :

Deal with the big issue of narcotics and drugs....it kills more people every year than a war in Iraq. A lot more important than Iran or North Korea or Darfur!

leo USA :

your first order of business should be to move the united nations out of the USA . Maybe to switzerland. It is now and has been for to many years a sponge of our financial support.

Jonathan M. Genn, Baltimore, MD, USA :

Your Excellency
Mr. Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations:

I know the hypothesis presented below may, at first blush, appear terribly naive and incredible audacious. But with some further explanation and respectful debate among truly open-minded and intellectually honest participants, I believe reasonable minds could conclude that this hypothesis just may be naive enough and audacious enough to have some merit. Essentially —- and perhaps with the help of Washington PostGlobal —- I dream of the 8th day of the 8th month of the 8th year this century as the day a world-wide petition (signed via the internet by scores of millions or perhaps even more ordinary people from across the world) is presented to the United Nations, the governments of all Nation-States, and the leaders of all NGOs calling for "A Global CENTURY Cease-Fire" of all hostilities around the world, together with a call for the UN, all Nation-States, and all NGOs to put into place all the necessary preconditions to support a Global CENTURY Cease-Fire from 08/08/08 this century to 08/08/08 next century.

Specifically, the following is my first draft of that petition:

WITH OUR SINGLE FOCUS AND PURPOSE BEING THE PROTECTION OF EVERY INNOCENT CHILD BORN ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD ON OR AFTER 08/08/2008, we, the undersigned petitioners —- representing every Nation-State, race, religion, ethnicity, and culture around the globe —- hereby petition the United Nations General Assembly, the governments of every Nation-State, and the leaders and members of every Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) affecting World politics, to declare and implement, beginning on the 8th day of the 8th month of the 8th year this century, "A Global CENTURY Cease-Fire" of all hostilities anywhere on earth.

AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF EVERY INNOCENT CHILD BORN ON OR AFTER 08/08/2008, we further petition the United Nations General Assembly, the governments of every Nation-State, and all NGOs to put into place all the necessary preconditions to sustain a Global CENTURY Cease-Fire from August 8, 2008 to August 8, 2108, including (but not necessarily limited to) the following:

1. A CENTURY of Non-Proliferation of any new biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons, or any other weapon of mass-destruction that could create the threat of indiscriminate injury or death to any innocent child anywhere in the World.

2. A CENTURY of interim Non-Violent Protocols as the universally accepted dispute-resolution (or dispute-deferral) process during this Century Cease-Fire so that no innocent child anywhere in the World needs to bear witness to acts of intolerance, hatred, or vengence across races, religions, ethnicities, cultures, NGOs, or Nation-States.

3. A CENTURY of unequivocal and unwavering commitment by the United Nations and the International Community to impose IMMEDIATE and FORCEFUL consequences on any violators of this Global Century Cease-Fire, this Century of Non-Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, or this Century of Interim Non-Violent Protocols for conflict-resolution.

4. A CENTURY of Scheduled International Conferences —- with every race, religion, ethnicity, culture, NGO, and Nation-State represented —- to confront the causes of conflicts, to gradually build trust among historic adversaries over the next century, and to create permanent non-violent conflict resolution protocols and permanent peaceful co-existence among all Nation-States, NGOs, races, religions, ethnicities, and cultures.

IN SUPPORT OF THE FOREGOING PETITION, we hold these truths to be self-evident:

1. Not a single child will be born today or any other day in the future with instinctive intolerance, hatred, or desire to harm or kill another human being anywhere in the World, regardless of his or her race, religion, ethnicity, culture, national origin, or any other distinguishing characteristic.

2. Any intolerance, hatred, or desire to harm or kill any other human being, which an innocent child may ultimately develop, is the unfortunate by-product of one or both of the following dangerous adult influences: either (1) the express teachings of intolerance and hate by that child's parents or other adults having direct influence over that child's development, or (2) the violent acts of adversaries (even if those adversaries claim they were provoked and "merely defending" themselves legitmately), which inflict permanent physical and/or emotional scars on the innocent child as a result of that child experiencing or witnessing injury or death to the only world that child knows; namely, his/her family, friends, neighbors, or village.

3. This corrosive poisoning of innocent children by these dangerous adult influences perpetuates the vicious cycle of creating yet another generation of children who are recruited to become the next generation of adults, who then further the poisoning of the next generation of innocent children and who wrongfully steal from the next generation of innocent children their opportunity to have a peaceful co-existence with others in the World.

4. This vicious cycle can lead to only one ultimate outcome —- the continued escalation of hostilties and revenge among adversaries until one of the adversaries determines it has no other recourse but to resort to the most destructive collision course of civilizations imaginable.

5. ALL adults of this generation, in varying degrees, are complicit and bear blame for the perpetuation of this vicious cycle, either as the direct teachers of intolerance and hate, or as those responsible for the permanent physical and/or emotional scars inflicted on innocent children (even if those violent actors claim they were the ones provoked and claim some legitimate right to "defend" themselves).

6. On the other hand, ALL adults of this generation, in varying degrees, have the ability to share the credit for the benefit of the next generation of innocent children, if we simply had the courage to break this vicious cycle of violence by creating a CENTURY period for the generations of pent-up intolerance, hatred, and vengence to gradually disappear as each generation holding onto those old prejudices, intolerances, hatred, and feelings of vengence die off and are replaced by a new generation of children experiencing their own generation of Tolerance, Respect, Understanding, Trustworthiness and Humility (the five essential ingredients to evey healthy human relationship, which create the acronym "T.R.U.T.H.").

7. For the foregoing reasons, ALL adults of this generation, in varying degrees, thus have the power AND THE RESPONSIBILITY to break the vicious cycle of uncivilized and destructive behavior by implementing and enforcing this proposed World-Wide CENTURY Cease-Fire of all hostilities anywhere in the World, commencing on the 8th day of the 8th month of the 8th year this century.

WITH LOVE, AFFECTION, AND CARE FOR EVERY INNOCENT CHILD BORN ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD ON OR AFTER 08/08/2008, we hereby affix our signature (manually or electonically) to this petition for a Global CENTURY Cease-Fire.

[Manual or electronic signatures would follow]

There are many more elements of this hypothesis that this brief writing does not allow me to address. [For example, why 08/08/2008 was the chosen date.] For now, however, I will simply say that the foregoing petition is my naive and audacious dream. With perhaps the help of Washington PostGlobal, and with your help, Secretary-General, maybe this dream for a better world for all children yet to be born could be fulfilled.

Very truly yours,

Jonathan M. Genn

WATCH ISRAEL :

Mr. Secretary General:

WATCH ISRAEL!
Always dangerous, they are now desparate, with a time line. Because they see war and chaos as the only way they can expand and control in the middle east and beyond. They have only two more years of a free hand. And lmost unfettered use of American arms and blood.
Until George W Bush,who is in the control of AIPAC and the American jewish neocons, AND who top Israeli leaders have called 'the best friend israel ever had' is out of office. See Olhmert, and all the neocons screaming for the immediate bombing of Iran. And constantly wider war. George Bush has only two more years in office and even now is much diminished and will be more so. Watch Israel.
And watch Hillary, the only candidate more pro-Israel than our current president.
What dangert we are in.

David Hodara - Monte-Carlo :

Dear M. Secretary General ,

Let me first congratulate you for your nomination, and wish you best success on the difficult tasks you will be confronting in this violent world.

The New Year 2007 coincided with your nomination, and, usually at the start of a new year, people tend to make promises and wishes.

Regarding the United Nations, of which you will be responsible from now on, my wishes would be as follows :

- the world requested the restructuring of the U.N., which had been promised for so many years, but the promises were never implemented. A decision to restructure the Commission of Human Rights, in which so many countries who do not respect those rights were elected members ñ including naming the representative of Libya as president (!) ñ was finally attended to. The newborn entity had its name changed, but finally most of the same countries were reelected members. You will certainly be remembered should you finally succeed in making the institution leaner and more transparent.
- the strict respect of the U.N. charter by the member states will be welcome. It is difficult to understand that countries who do not respect the charter continue to sit at the General Assembly, with a possibility to vote. Among other examples, a country whose president requests the elimination and destruction of a member country.
- would it be possible to avoid automatic majorities at the General Assembly who can have a vote on any issue they wish to pass, even if it is biased and responding to particular interests?
- it is strange that the general public never hears of how scandals which occur within the U.N., have been treated, and the guilty parties punished. The scandal of the oil for food program in Irak, has filled the newspapers for a while and an expensive commission requested to investigate. Their report was delivered and many names were mentioned and until now nobody knows what happened since.. A change in such attitudes will be welcome.
- the United Nations were formed to allow a country to solve its problems with another country through peaceful dialogue. Would it be possible to make such an approach work, to avoid all the wars which are taking place right now?

Having expressed my wishes, I can only hope that you will receive the backing of all the members who desire a world of justice and respect of the other, to help you achieve such an enormous challenge.

With my best congratulations and regards,

David Hodara

peacful mind :

Dear Mr. secretary General try to be yourself and not the slave of the powers. Do your best toward the benefit of all nations. History has eye on your doings
let me have your attention to the following words which may be useful and help you in getting decisions.
"life is a beautiful field for our art and action,
every body sings his/her song and will left,
the field is permanently in its place,
cheerful to that song which people keep in their mind"
Good luck

A creation of God :

Dear Mr. secretary General try to be yourself and not the slave of the powers. Do your best toward the benefit of all nations. History has eye on your doings
let me have your attention to the following words which may be useful and help you in getting decisions.
"life is a beautiful field for our art and action,
every body sings his/her song and will left,
the field is permanently in its place,
cheerful to that song which people keep in their mind"
Good luck

A creation of God :

Dear Mr. secretary General try to be yourself and not the slave of the powers. Do your best toward the benefit of all nations. History has eye on your doings
let me have your attention to the following words which may be useful and help you in getting decisions.
"life is a beautiful field for our art and action,
every body sings his/her song and will left,
the field is permanently in its place,
cheerful to that song which people keep in their mind"
Good luck

Anonymous :

Dear Mr. secretary General try to be yourself and not the slave of the powers. Do your best toward the benefit of all nations. History has eye on your doings
let me have your attention to the following words which may be useful and help you in getting decisions.
"life is a beautiful field for our art and action,
every body sings his/her song and will left,
the field is permanently in its place,
cheerful to that song which people keep in their mind"
Good luck

Ocusan :

Dear Mr. secretary General try to be yourself and not the slave of the powers. Do your best toward the benefit of all nations. History has eye on your doings
let me have your attention to the following words which may be useful and help you in your decisions.
"life is a beautiful field for our art and action,
every body sings his/her song and will left,
the field is permanently in its place,
cheerful to that song which people keep in their mind"
Good luck

Anonymous :

Dear Mr. secretary General try to be yourself and not the slave of the powers. Do your best toward the benefit of all nations. History has eye on your doings
let me have your attention to the following words which may be useful and help you in your decisions.
"life is a beautiful field for our art and action,
every body sings his/her song and will left,
the field is permanently in its place,
cheerful to that song which people keep in their mind"
Good luck

Anonymous :

Dear Mr. secretary General try to be yourself and not the slave of the powers. Do your best toward the benefit of all nations. History has eye on your doings
let me have your attention to the following words which may be useful and help you in your decisions.
"life is a beautiful field for our art and action,
every body sings his/her song and will left,
the field is permanently in its place,
cheerful to that song which people keep in their mind"
Good luck

Anonymous :

Dear Mr. secretary General try to be yourself and not the slave of the powers. Do your best toward the benefit of all nations. History has eye on your doings
let me have your attention to he following words which may be useful and help you in your decisions.
"life is a beautiful field for our art and action,
every body sings his/her song and will left,
the field is permanently in its place,
cheerful to that song which people keep in their mind"
Good luck

yknot. :

While the following may read as future" shock and awe" doing it might end up being a better "cakewalk" for tenure as Secretary General.

A. Your first decision is to establish a review of each nations actions towards other member nations during the past five years against a standard that is applicable to all.

B. Those nations not meeting Un standards should be summarily expelled. Such decisions
will either be taken seriously or laughed off.

C. If taken seriously the beginnings of a UN worthy of the namesake will be born. If laughed off then enjoy your tenure in the make believe world of the 21 st. Century.

D. If perchance you are given the opportunity increase the number of the Security Council to include permanent representatives from Asia, South America, Africa and Middle Eastern nations. Insist that vetoes can only be considered if unanimously voiced by each of the members of the Security Council.

E. After re-reading my A, B, C, and D. In addition to some of the rational other comments I find it hard to wish you in all honesty any kind of "good" luck.

Berry, Ecuador :

Sir,

You have been elected to lead the United Nations precisely when its power and prestige have all but disappeared, not because its leaders failed, but because world powers wanted it to fail. The world's most powerful nation and United Nation's most important supporter, the United States of America, has long abused its veto power in order to protect Israel; recently, the U.S. violated all U.N. rules in order to launch an illegal war, to invade and ocuppy a country that had not attacked it. After the invasion of Iraq, the U.N. could have perfectly disappear from Earth, and no one would had noticed.

Sir, your mission is extremely important for the entire world, yet immensely difficult: to build a new organization respected by all nations, large and small, weak and powerful. Your challenge is to convince powerful nations -those that now have veto power- to share a fraction of their power with emerging nations. An organization whose decision-making system is solely based on ownership of nuclear heads cannot claim moral leadership over anyone.

But you must be aware that a more democratic sharing of power will not guarantee world peace and justice. Taking power from one nation, just to give it to someone else is a perfect recipe for chaos. Power should be given to those seriouly committed to the difficult task of building a peaceful, orderly world system, not to those who preach hate and anarchy.

I wish you the greatest success as the Secretary General of the United Nations. The world needs you to succeed.

Saddam, Hell, Middle Earth :

....I'll be back, Mr. Secretary General!

Huda Orfali :


The reason that violence is often our first choice for political problem
solving is that it seems like the most attractive of our options. First of
all, it is a course of action that we can apply right away. We don't need to
wait. It's fast, it yields immediate results and it is satisfying on many
levels. Violence makes us feel like we are doing something about our
problems, we are in control, we are strong and yes, manly. Our enemies will
cower before us, they will shiver in "shock and awe; they will learn not to
mess with us again. It feels good on both the emotional and rational levels.
It seems so right, so logical.

Unfortunately, what our heads and our hearts tell us is totally wrong. It
may go against our most profoundly cherished intuitions, our deepest common
sense, but violence is almost invariably the wrong choice. The argument for
non-violence is not, as many believe, simply a moral or ethical construct. I
believe violence is wrong, evil but this is not my argument for opposing it.
I oppose violence as a solution to our political problems fundamentally
because "it does not work". It suppresses freedom and provokes counter
violence. Thus it poses more threats to our security.

In the long run, non-violence is the better choice for dealing with
political and social conflict. It is slow, frustrating, passive, indirect,
profoundly unmacho, but, in the long term, it will work far better and it
reconciles the ends with the means.

I would like to apply my argument to the world of the 21st century.
Throughout history, most nations have employed force as the first response
when they feel threatened. The United States, post 9/11 is not alone in
resorting to violence as the tool of choice. You, Mr. Bush, have been a
prime mover in developing the response of our government to these new
threats. Your administration has resorted almost exclusively to violent
responses to the challenges facing this nation.

The record of the Bush administration has been one of applying military
force as the solution and/or threats as its main weapon. Let's look at that
record and try to judge just how successful the use of violence has been.

*1) War on Terror *

The US has attacked Al Qaeda vigorously all over the globe. It has
eliminated its main base (Afghanistan) and move on the offensive in the Middle
East and other regions. How effective has the campaign been? Sadly our
enemies seem more determined than ever. The military defeats they have
suffered seem to have made them more determined, more resilient. The
terrorists "defense" has taken the initiative, according to Clausewitz, they
decided "when, where and how to strike back and in doing so determine how
the conflict is conducted."
The Madrid attack of last year is only one manifestation of that. The
violent response has only made our country more hated and has seemed to have
increased the recruitment base of the terrorists. According to the
deterrence theory, the response of the terrorists resulted in "unacceptable
damage that would outweigh any likely benefit."

*2) Iraq *

Iraq is the centerpiece of our global response to 9/11. At some point in
2001, the administration made up its mind to strike Iraq, with or without a
legal justification, with or without thought to the ultimate consequences.
It was an unadulterated example of how human beings can be seduced into
believing that violence is the logical. It was quick, satisfying and it
permitted us to act. What have been the results? A chaotic gangland failed
state where not even history's most advance military machine can guarantee
security more than 10 meters outside its base perimeter. Our violence has
bred an even more violent response within Iraq that we are helpless to
control. The country is breeding ground for terrorists, political
revanchists and religious fanatics of all stripes.

Our own soldiers have paid a horrific price of 3000 dead and over 22,000
grievously wounded. The Iraqi people have suffered an even greater toll of
tens of thousands killed; 655,000 according to the Lancet survey of
mortality. Worse, they are living a daily nightmare that has no end in
sight. Saddam Hussein may have been a nasty problem before he was illegally
executed; but violence, as logical as it may have seemed to you at the time,
was not the only (or best) solution to the problem.

*3) Afghanistan*

Again, it felt good to watch the Taliban, the so-called center of gravity of
al-Qaeda, rooted out and I am not arguing that they did not deserve what
they got. But, again, the violence we unleashed has had unintended and
unfortunate consequences. The country is unsafe, ruled by warlords, drug
trafficking is on the increase and the Taliban is making a comeback in some
areas. We continue to suffer casualties among our troops.

*4) Lebanon and Syria
*
Here again, the use of the threat of violence has helped to destabilize this
region. With the rapid withdrawal of Syria, a vacuum has been created which
will only encourage more violence as local power brokers scurry to gain
advantage and push forward their own agendas. There is a real risk of
sliding back into a state of civil war. This is sad, because, given time and
peaceful conditions; Lebanon has the potential to develop into a form of
home-grown democracy.

James Baker has urged, in his report on future US strategy in Iraq to open
direct, high-level talks with Iran and Syria. His call for dialogue and
engagement are not different from the policy Syria has been preaching to
re-launch the peace negotiations with Israel, "talk to your enemy".

*5) Iran *

Threats against Iran have only made that country more determined than ever
to develop nuclear power and perhaps, eventually, nuclear weapons. The use
of violence against Saddam Hussein, ironically, only served to convince the
Iranians that nuclear weapons are a necessity. Had Saddam really had a
nuclear option (as North Koreas possesses) The US would never have attacked.

In all these cases, a non-violent option, as counterintuitive as it may
seem, would have produced better results. It would have satisfied the needs
of individuals in those countries for self-esteem, security and justice.

If we look at countries or regions where there has been a successful
resolution to their problems, non-violent means were opted for. The list is
long:

In Europe following WWII, instead of applying punitive measures against its
enemies (as had been done following WWI). The US used its power and
resources to rebuild its former enemies.

In India, the Indian people forced the British to leave through mainly
peaceful means and the Gandhi's campaign of nonviolence is exemplary.

In South Africa, after many decades of a particularly virulent and degrading
racist regime, the people were able to remove it without the civil war that
had been widely predicted.

Our greatest enemy of the last 50 years, the communist USSR, was defeated
without a shot ever being fired in anger.

In areas where violence and wars have taken place: Bosnia, Kosovo, Somalia,
Iraq, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, there has been
deterioration and none of the problems have been solved, even if the actual
fighting has stopped. Violence perpetuates violence and the cycle is very
vicious. However, in other places where non-violence was employed, there has
been immense progress. It is the "greatest and activist force in the world."

Sincerely
Huda Orfali, Arlington, VA

Mr. Nice Guy (Tehran) :

Dear Mr. Secretary General,

Ban all nuclear weapons and revise the NPT treaty to disarm all Permanent 5 plus India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea (the definite may be!). Secondly, I agree with the poster above that the single nation veto at the UNSC must be set aside, in fact the P5 should be abolished and all members of UNSC must be elected by the General Assembly for 6 month terms. Am I asking for too much, Mr. Secretary General?

Shiloh, Otter Creek, USA :

Mr. Secretary-General:

Bobby Earp is an American stereotype. The US is bogged down in an unnecessary war in Iraq because of people like him. Ignore him and his hubris.

Informed Americans are aware that the UN is a paper tiger as long as certain members of the security council hold veto rights. Instituting majority rule in the council, as in the general assembly, should be a priority.

And, if you want to call Mr. Bush a jerk, although you are unlikely to do so publically, it's okay with me.

Bobby Earp, Wildwood, USA :

First of all...I am not what you would call a political person, but I am prideful about what party of people I vote for, in my country. I would like for you to remember what country, the United Nations building is in, and to please respect our country, unlike what Hugo Chavez did when he was at the UN pulpit. It was shameful how he put down my president, and was allowed to do so, as others laughed. This proves that the USA, is truly, the best nation on the face of the earth. No one will try to put you down, if you are not on top. I am an American, Republican, NRA member, and most of all, a Christian. Because of God Almighty, the father of Jesus Christ, that my country was and still is a great country....but many are trying to change it. Some come from right here in America. Please do not make decisions on our land, that you know, will be against what Americans believes in....May your new position be one you will enjoy.

Sincerely,

Bobby Earp

Brigitte Meier USA :

Dear Secretary General

The world today has three large problems: poverty, discrimination/racism on the basis of religion and ethnic backgrounds, and the current American government. Kofi Annan's polite but principled disagreement with Bush's doctrines attracted a barrage of criticism of the UN. But with respect to nuclear enrichment in Iran, Bush's overpowering has reached a level, which risks to undermine not only the credibility of the UN, but its very reason to exist. If its member states can be invaded, sanctioned, threatened and oppressed into compliance with U.S. policy and interests without the consensus of the members of the Security Counsel, without any proof of wrongdoing, without any indication that the measures will further peace and prosperity in the world, then what legal protections do International Law and the UN treaties afford?

Nothing is more difficult for the UN Secretary General, whose institution is dependent on U.S. financing, than to stand up to U.S. pressure and coercion. But that resistance is the most important aspect of your job. Without it, the other problems, more pressing from the human standpoint, cannot be resolved.

We, the regular people of the world, hope and wish, that you will have the wisdom and courage to blunt the American blows on the world and restore the right of all nations to exist in peace; without fear of invasion, air strikes at groups of their people or their installations; disappearances of individuals, indefinite detention and mistreatment/torture at the hand of the government most vociferous in accusing other nations' shortcomings; covert interference to topple governments; sanctions and embargos designed to quite literally starve other nations into obedience and poverty, to further their exploitation by large U.S. conglomerates later on under the pretense of free markets.

Only a decided stand from the UN can prevent a war on Iran and the emotional and physical destruction of the Palestinian people. The task will not be easy. The UN is the most important and only institution to assure a democratic world order, because it can contain all nations and peoples independent of their degree of development.

We hope that you will bring that firm but tolerant standpoint necessary to act for the benefit of the world.

Respectfully,

Brigitte Meier

B.Barzani :

An open letter to Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

On behalf of 40-million stateless Kurds, I would like to extend you best wishes and congratulate you as the new Secretary-general of the United Nations.

While you are preparing yourself to shoulder one of the most burdensome and historic responsibility of the time, many despondent and dispossessed people of the world are in anticipation of you to salvage them from their tribulations and sufferings.

On a daily basis, tens of thousands of innocent people are killed in their pursuit for the hallowed goal of self-determination. From Iran to Syria, and from turkey to Iraq, their quest has culminated in a dead-end road full of obstacles, resentments and a lack of recognition. But these people continue to put their lives on the line, hoping that those noble words of self-determination amount to much more than political rhetoric. So they continue to die, hoping that maybe, there is a genuine right of self-determination.

Mr. Secretary-General, in todayís world, there are more than 2000 thousand ethnic groups but only 192 states. In most Asian countries, the dominant powers continue to deliberately ignore the socio-economic and cultural identity needs and rights of other peoples within the same state. Human rights violations are on the rise and the plight of ethnic and religious minorities has deteriorated beyond comparison. Among them most suffering is the Jews, Christians, Bahaiies and the 40 million subdued Kurds living under the totalitarian regimes of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Syria. The Kurds have consistently been subjugated, degraded, denied, repressed, demoralized, prosecuted and discriminated against by neighboring countries for most of their history. They have been denied the right of self-determination. They have been denied one of the most legitimate, inherent and fundamental right. One of the most important principles of contemporary international law.

Mr. Secretary-General, Self-determination is considered not simply a principle of international law, but rather an affirmative right of all peoples. It is a prerequisite to any genuine enjoyment of any of the human rights. The right to self-determination is considered jus cogen, and a part of customary international law that imposes binding obligations on all nation states. Self determination is a stabilizing concept. Self determination and democracy go hand in hand. If democracy means the rule of the people, by the people, for the people, then the principle of self determination secures that no one people may rule another - and herein lays its enduring appeal.

Mr. Secretary-General, the right to self-determination is the right of a people to determine its own destiny. Like many others, Kurdish people should also reserve this right to choose their own political status and determine their own form of economic, cultural and social development.

It is of historic, world importance, and it would make you one of the most important leaders of the 21st century, if you would encourage the afore-mentioned countries to respect, recognize and grant their ethnic and religious minority groups their rights.

Thank you for your attention.

Peace, equality and justice for all.

Yours sincerely,

B.Barzani

Jvd70, Amsterdam NL :

Sir, count for us the number of people that are killed. Count those who die without legal representation or recourse, that had no means of self defense, no armies, no money and no voice speaking for them. They are not just the hundreds of thousands of people who die or have died for racist reasons in places like Sudan, Chechnya and Tibet, but also those that die simply because they are poor in the slums of places like Brazil, Indonesia and Nigeria.

Work with the US to find a solution to Iraq, millions of lives now depend on it because many nations cannot revert to subsistence agriculture and autarky, they need stable oil prices to survive and an escalated war would wreak havoc.

Work with the US, the Russians are playing their own brand of roulette in their neighbouring countires, the Chinese and other large developing nations haven't matured up to their responsibilities while the Europeans have no clue anymore about their interests or loyalties. Democracy is the only way forward because it means one human one vote, not one nation one vote.

The UN must be progressive, there is no dream nor vision without progress.

Former Congressman Joe DioGuardi and Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi, New York, NY, USA :

Your Excellency, Mr. Ban Ki-moon:

As you begin your service as Secretary General of the United Nations, there are many immediate issues on your plate; not the least of which is a decision on Kosova's final status. As the leader of this powerful organization it is up to you to set the tone and the pace for 2007. The U.N.'s recent decision to delay resolution of Kosova's final status until after Serbia holds its elections on January 21, while not surprising is devastating. Many view it as the latest attempt on the part of the West to appease Serbia, a centerpiece of the international community's misguided foreign policy approach to the Balkan conflict ever since the NATO bombing campaign ended Slobodan Milosevic's genocidal march across Southeast Europe seven years ago.

The United Nations, the Contact Group, and the European Union could have taken the opportunity at the end of October-when Belgrade forced a constitutional referendum to make Kosova "an integral and inalienable part" of Serbia-to insist that Belgrade finally break from its horrific past. The West could have insisted that Serbia dismantle the Milosevic system, extradite Bosnian Serb commanders Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karazdic to The War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague (ICTY), and recognize the new reality in Kosova. Instead, immediately after the referendum, the West bowed to Serbia's ruling coalition led by Vojislav Kostunica and Boris Tadic, and it asked two million Kosovar Albanians, who have been waiting for freedom since Slobodan Milosevic invaded and occupied Kosova in 1989, to wait once more.

The time is long past for candor about the facts on the ground in the Balkans. The U.N. must take a stronger leadership role, if the international community will not clarify their plans for Kosova in 2007. Otherwise, Kosova's political leaders need to do the truth-telling vigorously and publicly. Some of the truths are:

1. With the international community's decision to renege on its promise to resolve Kosova's status by the end of 2006, Serbia has won a significant round in its campaign to delay status resolution indefinitely and was rewarded for its intransigence. The specter of a win at the polls by the ultranationalist parties is a ruse, but one that has effectively divided the Contact Group.

2. No matter what date final status is put on the table, the settlement package that U.N. envoy Martti Ahtisaari plans to deliver to Prishtina and Belgrade at the end of January is a prescription for continuing instability and renewed conflict. Kosova's independence will not be recognized, it will not have a foreign ministry or an army, and an EU-led "International Civilian Office" will control much of its political life. The Ahtisaari plan will enable Belgrade to get what it actually wants: a Kosova with "more than autonomy and less than independence" through a decentralization plan that will enable Belgrade to maintain control of the Serb majority in the north.

3. Kosova will be forced to lobby for its independence country by country and for admission to international institutions such as the United Nations. Every time that even one Serb screams about their rights, Kosova will be charged with not living up to European standards, and support for its independence will diminish. Kosova is poised to become another Bosnia— a failed, aid-dependent state with an international presence for years to come.

4. With all due respect, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the international community is on the verge of producing a dreadfully complicated mess that will never get righted. There is no such thing as a "controlled" independence or a "conditional" independence. There is only full independence. Kosova deserves its independence, and it deserves it now. Establishing Kosova as a sovereign nation is the only route to Kosova's political, economic, and social progress and to lasting peace and stability in Southeast Europe. It is time that the Kosovar leadership insists on this. It's Kosova's last chance.

Former Congressman Joe DioGuardi is the President of the Albanian American Civic League.

Sign John Lennon's :

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

THE KURDISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF CALIFORNIA :

A Letter to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

January 9, 2007

UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL
MR. KOFI A. ANNAN

United Nations, S-378
New York, NY 10017

Dear Mr. Secretary-General:

The Kurdish Community of California is deeply concerned about the continuous violations of human rights in Turkey. In the past month, Turkey has arrested hundreds of Kurdish Students for petitioning to be educated in their mother tongue, Kurdish.

Your Excellency, Kurds have been victims of oppression in their homeland for many years. It is no longer a hidden truth to the world that Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Syria have been savagely oppressing the Kurds. In Turkey, thousands of Kurdish cities and villages have been destroyed; more than two million Kurds have been displaced. The use of Kurdish language in education and broadcasting is forbidden. According to the International Human Rights organizations, Turkey has the worldís most heinous Human Rights record.

Despite all these injustice, hundreds of Kurdish Students have been arrested over the past month for petitioning to be educated in Kurdish. Numerous journalists, writers and publishers have been imprisoned for expressing their thoughts. This violates Articles 1, 2, 3, 9, 15, 18, 19, 26, 27, and 30 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and various articles of the convention on Civil and Political Rights, to which Turkey is a signatory.

Your Excellency, It is of crucial significance that Turkey would respect the Universal Declaration of Human rights and the UN Charters. The recognition of the inherent dignity, and of the equal and undeniable rights of all human kind is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. The need is legitimate and appropriate.

We are confident that you and your administration will work sympathetically towards all the oppressed nations including the Kurds.

Sincerely,
Tahsin Atrushi
President of the Kurdish Community Center of California.
1109 EAST WASHINGTON AVE. ï EL CAJON, CA ï 92019

cj Randolph Eureka USA :

Please pray daily for guidance and stay open to Our Creator's leadership.

Last week, Pat Robertson shared a message from God about the U.S. facing unprecedented tragedy.

I received a similar message last year.

"I AM" came to me in song & vision.
He said, "Go Now—Bring as many To Me as humanly possible by the hand in love." He said that he wants All to stand with Him as One Family to face that which comes. "I will veil you with Myself; I will take the first hit upon my own back. I will not leave you no matter what."
He spoke no lines of division. He wanted everyone to "Come To Him".

I blogged and E'd around the globe—His Call to Come.

He sent messages in the sky this year—just as He did 2 weeks before 9-11 when He showed me the upcoming tragedy. I shared that news with many—most laughed me off & made jokes. Besides, I didn't know "who, where, when or how"—but I saw hundreds of everyday faces encounter simultaneous terror...and witnessed their trajic deaths.

On May 28, He showed the continental United States—standing alone.
A glorious site. Then He showed 2 storms cross us—East to West.
Both entered undetected as we were focused upon our own beauty.

The first storm created distractions and nuisances. I leaned side to side to look past it, trying to ignore it & focus on our beauty.

The second was horrifying. It consumed us and pleasured itself upon our destruction...leaving nothing of life beneath its weight.

Words scrolled thru my brain, "You will scream like a woman giving birth." I backed away—terrified.

Then the words, "Out of your pain, you will be born of new life."

I immediately sent word to our U.S. leaders by Email. I spoke of Homeland Security.

I received one response, telling me I wrote to the wrong district.

I wrote to the United Nations & went in person to a U.N. consulate in Houston...I contacted others.

I tried to run an ad in the New York Times, but they wanted to charge me for a "Political Ad"...I was stunned & could not afford it.

"I AM" did not speak to me of dates, but He did show me that the "big storm" would be "born upon us"...eventhough it comes from the East.

As an adjunct instructor at a community college, I learned things last year that give me extreme cause for concern, I do need to share with someone who will listen.

Our U.S. President is my first choice...the both of you would be perfect.

May G-d Our Father and Creator keep His Hand upon us all, cj

Yousuf Hashmi :

Sir,

things which i want to communicate you may be considered fantasy in todays world. they have no relationship with ground realities, compromises, politics and day to day mangement procedures every buissness school teaching today.

we have seen all these methods at top of skills in un . however bottom line is that the image of un is much more tarnished and the world is much more un safe

sir i request you to say an apple an apple. practice ethical values which are universal.

the role of un in your leader ship should be to provide the relief to those areas which are extremely poor, cut down the overhead costs and lavish standards of living and provide help to those which are in need.

un should be a model organization in this world which will become icon to the world and we can say proudly that human generation have still respect the basic rights for every body and care for every body.

Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan :

Your Excellency, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of United Nations

We would like to draw your attention to the recent peaceful demonstrations by Kurds in Iran within the last few weeks on the anniversary of our late leader Dr. Abdulrahman Ghassemelouís assassination, and to protest against the election of Mahmoud Ahmadi Nejad as the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Islamic Republic of Iran assassinated Ghassemelou on 13th July 1989 in Vienna, and there are strong indications that Ahmadi Nejad had a vital role in our leaderís assassination.

Unfortunately, the security guards of Islamic Republic of Iran, who use oppressive means against Kurds and spill blood in Kurdish cities, violently cracked-down on the peaceful demonstrations of Kurds in Iranian Kurdistan. Dozens of protesters have been killed due to the excessive force of the various security forces against demonstrators.

Furthermore, over 300 people have been injured so far, and several hundred have also been arrested, who have been relocated to unknown detention centers, and may indeed have been tortured or ill-treated. So far, four bodies have been handed back to their families in the city of Mahabad, with clear indications that they had been tortured.

The security forces do not hesitate to use live ammunition on the civilian population. Medical staffs are not allowed to treat the injured people, who are mostly kept in custody for interrogation. As a result, most people are too frightened to take their wounded family members to hospitals for treatment. Usually, the families, for fear of further persecution and maltreatment, do not claim the bodies back from the authorities. Gatherings of more than two are also prohibited in public places. The people of Kurdistan are not allowed to travel, not even to visit family or friends. The security of life and Kurdsí properties are also under threat on daily basis.

The Kurdish people are disappointed to see the disregard of international community to the human rights violations against them. The Islamic Republic of Iran has been condemned over 20 times by the UN Commission on Human Rights, yet there are no improvements in the governmentís treatment of Kurds and other minorities. The recent cruelties against the peaceful demonstrations in the Kurdish cities is further material evidence of this regimeís brutality against Kurds.

The Kurds, under the leadership of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, have long struggled for freedom, democracy and the safeguarding of the rights of different ethnic and religious minorities in Iran, within a democratic and decentralized framework. It is rather unfortunate that the struggle of all the Iranian people are forgotten and allowed to be victims of the state.

Regarding the recent events in Iranian Kurdistan, we urge the United Nations to take these immediate actions:

- A UN delegation of Human Rights commission to visit Iran and Kurdistan to investigate recent events in Kurdistan

- The release of all the people detained by the Islamic Republic of Iran during the recent protests

- The injured people to be given treatment without any fear of detention or torture

- An independent inquiry to be launched, led by the UN, to investigate the recent killings and crackdown of peaceful protesters

For the sake of protecting the civilian Kurdish population and to bring stability to the region, these are the least actions we expect the United Nations and its human rights body to take.

We look forward to seeing the United Nationsí urgent actions.

Yours sincerely,

Mustafa Hejri
Secretary General
Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan

Great! :

To citizen of the World.

Good, you are right on. We also should stop the one nation veto, like the one Bolton used so often, last against censuring Israel for war crimes in Lebanon and elsewhere. Again, a majority should rule there.

Citizen of the world :

We welcome you, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, with our best wishes for the new year, still full of hope. We look forward to change at the UN. The one thing that has to go is the veto power in the Security Council, where five nations can decide the fate of others with total disregard for the majority. The UN has to be a democracy.

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