Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Fathi el-Jahmi: Sad News

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Scott Allen, MD, of Physicians for Human Rights, examines Fathi al-Jahmi at Tripoli Medical Center on March 13, 2008.

Libyan activist dies in hospital
in Jordan21 May 2009

A prominent Libyan political activist died in hospital in Jordan on Thursday following his release from detention in Libya just over two weeks ago. Fathi el-Jahmi was detained in Libya in March 2004 and held without charge or trial, most recently at the Tripoli Medical Centre. He was flown to Amman in Jordan for medical treatment just over two weeks ago.

Amnesty International has said that the organization is greatly distressed by the news of the Fathi el-Jahmi's death. "Amnesty International is still seeking clarification from the Libyan authorities as to the circumstances in which Fathi el-Jahmi, who was a prisoner of conscience, became seriously ill and was transferred to Jordan," said Malcolm Smart, Director of Amnesty International's Middle East and North Africa Programme. "At this time, however, our most immediate thoughts are with his family to whom we extend our deepest sympathy."

AI Tabling at the Amherst Farmers Market

Atlas Farm, South Deerfield,
one of the popular Farmer Market vendors

Summer is almost here in Amherst and our Tabling activity just resumed last week.

Ismail Elgadi, my nephew and one of our our youngest Amnesty members, was very active and busy in his first tabling event.

AI-Group 128 in Amherst will be meeting at the jones Libray on Sat 6/13 (12-1pm), Room to be determined, to discuss the economic crisis and how it's affecting Amnesty International, in addition to discussing our Summer plans.

Please come with your ideas t the meeting...

mohamed elgadi, Coordinator

Tel. 256-4298