Feb. 1, 2007

TAMPA — Dr. Sami Al-Arian is now on his 11th day of a hunger strike to protest his continued mistreatment by our government. During this time, he has already lost 15 pounds. The Tampa-based Friends of Human Rights began a rolling hunger strike on Monday, and now over 25 people are participating.

We encourage Dr. Al-Arian’s friends and supporters throughout the country and around the world to join the rolling hunger strike. Those who would like to participate are asked to please send an e-mail to with the day they will fast. For more information on why Dr. Al-Arian is on a hunger strike, please visit:

In Tampa, tomorrow, Feb. 2 at 12:30 p.m. Friends of Human Rights will take the Hunger Strike for Justice to the Federal Courthouse:

Hunger Strike for Justice
Federal Courthouse
801 North Florida Ave., Tampa
Friday, February 2, 2007
12:30 p.m.

Those who would like to send Dr. Al-Arian letters, cards and books (which must come directly from a publisher or a retailer such as, can do so at:

Sami Al-Arian (#19638)
Northern Neck Regional Jail
P.O. Box 1060
Warsaw, VA 22572


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