Hello! You are part of a community of millions who seek out Democracy Now! each month for ad-free daily news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for our in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the voices of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We produce all of this news at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation. We do this without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How? This model of news depends on support from viewers and listeners like you. Today, less than 1% of our visitors support Democracy Now! with a donation each year. If even 3% of our website visitors donated just $10 per month, we could cover our basic operating expenses for a year. Pretty amazing right? If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make a monthly contribution.

Your Donation: $
Friday, September 12, 2003 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How it...
2003-09-12

Farouk Abdel Muhti Spends His 500th Day in Prison & Faces Deportation

DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

Farouk Abdel Muhti, who often spoke out on Palestinian issues on New York radio station WBAI, has been charged with no crime and faces possible deportation from the country where he has lived for 37 years.

Last week Farouk Abdel Muhti spent his 500th day in jail. He has been charged with no crime and faces possible deportation from the country where he lived for 37 years. Farouk, who often spoke out on Palestinian issues on New York radio station WBAI, was detained on April 26, 2002. He has been detained ever since, often in solitary confinement. His supporters consider him to be a political prisoner. He is 56 years old. He is in failing health but remains handcuffed and shackled when he goes to the health clinic.

  • David Wilson, Member of the Committee for the Release of Farouk Abdel Mhouti.

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Stories


Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.