“¡Farouk Vive! ¡La Lucha Sigue!”
Vigil Commemorating the Life of Farouk Abdel-Muhti
New York-based Palestinian activist Farouk Abdel-Muhti died suddenly of a heart attack on July 21, 2004, three weeks before his 57th birthday and 100 days after he was released from immigration detention. Federal agents and New York City police arrested Farouk in April 2002, just as he was beginning to work as a producer of segments on Palestine at New York’s WBAI-FM. The US government then held him in a series of county and federal facilities for nearly two years—in clear violation of his constitutional rights—and refused to release him until ordered to do so by a federal district judge.
Now, as Israeli renews its assaults against Gaza and Lebanon, we need to remember Farouk’s lifelong struggle for peace with justice and for the rights of Palestinians, of immigrants and of workers everywhere. Join us in front of the Federal Building, where we vigiled for Farouk’s release each Friday at noon, to rededicate ourselves to carrying on his work.
Remember Farouk, and call for a free Palestine. Demand an end to US-backed Israeli violence in Gaza & Lebanon. ¡Hasta la victoria siempre!
Friday, July 21, 2006, noon to 1 PM
At the Federal Building, 26 Federal Plaza
Broadway at Worth Street
(Take the 4/5/6 or N/R to City Hall, or the A/C/E to Chambers St)
Speakers to be announced.
For more information and to endorse:
Committee for the Release of Farouk Abdel-Muhti
PO Box 20587, Tompkins Square Station, New York, NY 10009
Phone: 212-674-9499 * Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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