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(en) US, Medical Condition, International Campaign to Free Ali Khalid Abdullah

From "a_dot in_the_universe" <ucantstopus@disinfo.net>
Date Sun, 29 Jul 2001 01:45:30 -0400 (EDT)


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AN OPEN ADDRESS TO ALL COMRADES
> FROM:      ALI  KHALID  ABDULLAH
> SUBJECT:   MEDICAL CONDITION, INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO FREE ALI KHALID ABDULLAH

Comrades:

        Please be advised that on July 16, 2001 I was sent to Duane Wates
Hospital (DWH) a prison hospital, and received laser surgery on a cancerous
lump on my thyroid, which is at the back of my throat.  The surgery went well.
There was no pain, no problems.  The procedure did not take more than 20
minutes.
        I want to thank the many of you who had first heard of my having throat
cancer and responded.  However, the first report of my having "throat cancer"
was incorrect and I take responsibility for that, though I do not take
responsibility for that information being exposed to anyone.  It was NEVER
intended to be exposed but communication by snail mail being what it is…it
was released.  I have already explained this but I will do it again for the sake of
making sure no one is confused.
        Initially when I went to the doctor complaining about my throat he had
examined me and discovered a yellowish hard growth at the back of my
throat.  After several weeks and tests it was discovered the growth was
cancerous.  Without my knowing anything about medical issues, I assumed it
was "throat cancer" and had related that to a select few people.  Unfortunately
that was leaked out.  After going back to the health services and my asking
more questions I was informed that I DID NOT have throat cancer but
THYROID CANCER and that it was not life-threatening where it could spread
throughout my body.  Unfortunately by the time I went to tell this to the select
few, it had already been placed on the web that I had throat cancer and the
MDOC was refusing to treat me.  In that regard, I never said that the MDOC
had refused me treatment.  I had told "the select few" that I was NOT GOING
TO HAVE TREATMENT AS A FORM OF PERSONAL PROTEST.  Somehow,
that too got misunderstood and came out the MDOC was refusing me
treatment.  However, I realize that people make mistakes and none of us are
above this.
        Thus, I had personally written many of you and explained the
circumstances and I had written an address to have placed on the a-infos so
that everyone else would know what was happening  and what went wrong.
Also, to inform the many of you NOT to write to any MDOC officials or the
Governor of the State of Michigan demanding that they give me medical
treatment.  But again, I am doing okay and coming along great and gaining my
energy back to fight even harder than before and to really try my best to make
a difference.

        In terms of the INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO FREE ALI  KHALID
ABDULLAH, which is suppose to be in operation…I have written to comrade
Bart Dalle of ABC Ghent in Belgium and sent to him; 1) a cover letter; b) a draft
letter addressed to State Senators and Representatives; and c) a list of State
Representatives names and addresses and have asked that the FOCUS of
this campaign be to write the State Senators and Representatives (according
to the draft letter I had sent, but to use their own style in writing) so that the
focus be on the Michigan Paroles Board’s constant refusal of my parole.  The
reason I wanted to take this particular route was explained fully in my cover
letter that I had asked to be included on the a-infos for everyone to read
whereby having a complete understanding of my reasoning.
The Michigan Parole Board is under attack and scrutiny by the Federal
government who have agents in Michigan looking at the Michigan Parole
Board and the tactics and reasons they have been using to keep Michigan
Prisons artificially overcrowded.  Also, various mainstream newspapers,
college professors and lawyers have been writing about the prison system in
Michigan and have commented on how Michigan’s parole board are keeping
the prisons in Michigan overcrowded by artificially denying eligible prisoners a
parole so that the prisons remain full and more tax dollars  are used to fuel the
many prisons in Michigan, which has become a very lucrative business in this
state.
Thus, in my knowing that this is happening I decided that the focus of my
campaign release should be adding to this pressure by asking the relevant
questions and presenting a strategic letter to various state Senators for them
to also review the Michigan Department of Corrections and the parole board.
Often these Senators only know what the officials for the prison tell them, and
do not know the real activities behind the scenes.  The comprehensive letter I
put together was a means to get them to shape their focus more so on the
parole board over why I am in prison, which is why I framed the draft letter as I
did.
However, I have received only ONE letter from an individual who seems to be
confused by this and have acted as if they did not know I was in prison for
"Assault With Intent to Rob While Armed" which I am sure all of you know
because I have exposed this and the reasons why I was given this charge.
But this party felt that Senators ought to know this as well, and I disagree.  I
disagree because that is not the focus of this campaign.  The focus should be
exactly as I had stated and for the reasons given.  If the federal government
and news are already breathing down the back of the MDOC and the Michigan
Parole Board, why not continue that pressure?  Focusing on the reasons why I
am in prison only wont do anything to add to the fire that has already begun.  It
would only distract the fact that the parole board is deviseley out of control.
Also, I crafted the draft letter to the Senators as I did, because if we are going
to flood them with letters, we must use a certain CONVENTIONAL tactic and
approach.  I  felt that this is a good approach to use at this time.  We must
remember, these senators are POLITICIANS and they do not want to be
exposed for having received thousands of letters about a parole board THEY
oversee and have not done anything.  That would be bad publicity for them
and political suicide to their careers.  They know this and this is why I have
chosen this type of line to engage.  Now that I have fully explained this…I hope
it isn’t hard for anyone to understand and will aid in this effort.
As for the operations or the actual function of this Free Ali Khalid Abdullah
Campaign…I do not know those details or any further information on that at
this particular moment.  But I do ask that all of you lend your aid and support
and follow the tactical line that I have proposed.  If we do, I believe we can
HAVE A VICTORY!
In closing, as many of you already know, I came to prison for my attempts to
stop a major drug dealer who refused to take any action for one of his drug
sellers sexually molesting an 11-year old girl.  As a result of that I was
ambushed and shot and after recovering from the hospital sought after the
individuals.  Found out that the major dealer had a business that was being
used as a "front" to sell large amounts of drugs from and where he stashed
large amounts of money.  My intentions were to appropriate the funds and
redistribute the majority of it, and keep a portion to fund future operations
along this line.  However, upon arrival at the business we discovered that we
were there at the wrong time and the employees there DID NOT know
anything about the illegitimate business.  At which point, we apologized and
left the premise taking nothing, harming no one and leaving.  But was captured
2 miles away and charged with the crime of which I am in here for now, which I
took a "No Contest" plea so that there is nothing on the record where I
admitted that I had done, or gave the reason for what I had done, so that the
JUDICIAL record remains cold, and thus not cause possible further
investigations into me and my comrades activities, which, ran the risk of us
possibly developing cases that would have us never see the streets.  And it is
for these reasons why I am not able to expose or express anything further
here, but I do hope you all are able to clearly understand the seriousness of
what I am saying.
With this said, I again, thank you all for your patient understanding…ask for
you forgiveness for any and all confusion you may have had…and ask that
you please, please join in this effort to gain my freedom by applying the
pressure needed on the State Senators for my release.  Thank you all so
much and may we be fighting in every strategy and way we can til ALL ARE
FREE!

In the trenches…

Ali Khalid Abdullah #148130
3225 John Conley DR.
Lapeer, MI 48446







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