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CKUT Radio: Detainees Hunger Strike in New Jersey

Listen to an interview with Jeannette Gabriel of the New Jersey Civil Rights Defense Committee about the ongoing hunger strike of two detainees at the Passaic County Jail in New Jersey. The hunger striking is in protest of systemic injustices of US immigration policy. Nigel Moccado, a legal resident from India, has been on a hunger strike for over 50 days, and Henmauth Mohabir, a permanent resident from Guyana, has completed a fourth week without solid food.

Both detainees join the untold thousands of immigrants being held in Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service jails without being charged with any crime. In both cases the detainees are in jail because of past offenses. The Department of Homeland Security and the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services - formerly the INS - have a green light to forego due process within the context of the Bush Administrations War of Terror.

-> For more information visit New Jersey Civil Rights Defense Committee:

-> For up to date news and information on the situation also visit:  http://www.newjersey.indymedia.org

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